- any of several trees belonging to the genus Pterocarpus, of the legume family, native to tropical Asia and Africa, having reddish striped or mottled wood used for paneling, furniture, etc.
- the wood itself.
- any of various tropical African or Asian leguminous trees of the genus Pterocarpus that have reddish wood
- the wood of any of these trees, used in decorative cabinetwork
- a variant spelling of padauk