Teak definition

tēk
A tall SE Asian tree (Tectona grandis) of the verbena family, with white flowers and hard, yellowish-brown wood used for shipbuilding, furniture, etc.
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Its wood.
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A grayish yellowish brown or grayish to moderate brown.
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A large deciduous tree (Tectona grandis) in the mint family, native to tropical South and Southeast Asia, having hard, heavy, durable yellowish-brown wood.
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The wood of this tree, used especially for furniture and in shipbuilding.
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(uncountable) An extremely durable timber highly valued for shipbuilding and other purposes, yielded by Tectona grandis (Tectona spp.).
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(countable) A tree of the species in the genus Tectona.
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(uncountable) A yellowish brown colour, like that of teak wood.

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Of a yellowish brown colour, like that of teak wood.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
teak
Plural:
teaks

Origin of teak

  • Portuguese teca from Malayalam tēkka

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Portuguese teca, from Malayalam തേക്കു് (tēkkŭ) or Tamil தேக்கு (tēkku) (tēkku).

    From Wiktionary