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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.
References in classic literature ?
In the middle was a narrow table of teak on trestle legs, with two supporting bars of iron, of the kind called in Spain mesa de hieraje.
As he dropped the last grisly fragment of the dismembered and mutilated body into the small vat of nitric acid that was to devour every trace of the horrid evidence which might easily send him to the gallows, the man sank weakly into a chair and throwing his body forward upon his great, teak desk buried his face in his arms, breaking into dry, moaning sobs.
Large masses of Java teak and Yellow wood have also been found, besides immense trees of red and white cedar, and the blue gumwood of New Holland, in a perfectly sound condition.
He had seen his fellow elephants die of cold and epilepsy and starvation and sunstroke up at a place called Ali Musjid, ten years later; and afterward he had been sent down thousands of miles south to haul and pile big balks of teak in the timberyards at Moulmein.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Teak Wood Sofa Set- Three seater made of good quality cloth and high density 4 inch foam at back and full finishing with polish, Dimension- Length 5 feet 6 inch X Width 2 feet 3 inch X
TEAK train carriages at a popular tourist destination have been destroyed by vandals.
Site quality is an important factor which influences growth and it must be taken into account in determining spacing arrangement of teak plantation.
The four-room block is being funded by the Equatoria Teak company.
A German shipyard has used illegally-logged teak from Myanmar when constructing a megayacht for a Russian billionaire.
2] laser-incised teak (Tectona grandis) and mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni) lumber.
Tip Top Products is known for their Tip Top Teak and Tip Topp Tuff brand of teak maintenance products for the marine and and outdoor patio furniture markets.