- 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 teak′wood·
Origin of teakPortuguese teca ; from Malayalam t?kka ; from Sanskrit ??ka
- a. A large deciduous tree (Tectona grandis) in the mint family, native to tropical South and 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 of teakPortuguese teca, from Malayalam t&emacron;kka.
(usually uncountable, plural teaks)