- a tall SE Asian tree (Tectona grandis) of the verbena family, with white flowers and hard, yellowish-brown wood used for shipbuilding, furniture, etc.
- its woodalso teakwood
Origin: Port teca < Malayalam tēkka < Sans śāka
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- a. A tall evergreen tree (Tectona grandis) of southeast Asia, having hard, heavy, durable yellowish-brown wood.b. The wood of this tree, used especially for furniture and in shipbuilding.
- A grayish yellowish brown or grayish to moderate brown.
Origin: Portuguese teca, from Malayalam tēkka.
- teak adjective