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teak

 (tēk)
n.
1.
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.
2. A grayish yellowish brown or grayish to moderate brown.

[Portuguese teca, from Malayalam tēkka.]

teak adj.

teak

(tiːk)
n
1. (Plants) a large verbenaceous tree, Tectona grandis, of the East Indies, having white flowers and yielding a valuable dense wood
2. (Forestry) the hard resinous yellowish-brown wood of this tree, used for furniture making, etc
3. (Plants) any of various similar trees or their wood
4. (Colours) a brown or yellowish-brown colour
[C17: from Portuguese teca, from Malayalam tēkka]

teak

(tik)

n.
1. a large East Indian tree, Tectona grandis, of the verbena family, yielding a hard, medium brown wood.
2. the wood of this tree, used in shipbuilding, furniture-making, etc.
[1665–75; earlier teke < Portuguese teca < Malayalam tēkka]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teak - hard strong durable yellowish-brown wood of teak treesteak - hard strong durable yellowish-brown wood of teak trees; resistant to insects and to warping; used for furniture and in shipbuilding
Tectona grandis, teak - tall East Indian timber tree now planted in western Africa and tropical America for its hard durable wood
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.teak - tall East Indian timber tree now planted in western Africa and tropical America for its hard durable woodteak - tall East Indian timber tree now planted in western Africa and tropical America for its hard durable wood
genus Tectona, Tectona - small genus of southeastern Asian tropics: teak
teak, teakwood - hard strong durable yellowish-brown wood of teak trees; resistant to insects and to warping; used for furniture and in shipbuilding
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
Translations
خَشَب السّاجشَجَرة السّاج
týktýkové dřevo
teaktræ
tíkfa
tekktrétekkviîur, tekk
tikas
tīkkoks
tíktíkové drevo
tik ağacıtik kerestesi

teak

[tiːk] Nteca f, madera f de teca

teak

[ˈtiːk]
nteck m
adj [table, wardrobe, furniture] → en tecktea kettle n (US)bouilloire ftea lady n (British) dame qui prépare le thé pour les employés d'une entreprisetea leaf n [tea leaves] (pl) → feuille f de thé

teak

n (= wood)Teak(holz) nt; (= tree)Teakbaum m

teak

[tiːk] nteak m

teak

(tiːk) noun
1. a type of tree that grows in India, Malaysia, Burma etc.
2. its very hard wood. The table is (made of) teak; (also adjective) teak furniture.