Definition of palas in English:

palas

(also palash, pulas)

noun

  • A tree of eastern India and Burma (Myanmar), the dhak, Butea monosperma (family Fabaceae (Leguminosae)).

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Henry Colebrooke (1765–1837), administrator in India and scholar. From Hindi palāś from Sanskrit palāśa foliage, dhak tree.

Pronunciation

palas

/pəˈlɑːs//pəˈlɑːʃ/