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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]
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Noun1.teakwood - hard strong durable yellowish-brown wood of teak treesteakwood - 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
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Vast forests of palms, arecs, bamboo, teakwood, of the gigantic mimosa, and tree-like ferns covered the foreground, while behind, the graceful outlines of the mountains were traced against the sky; and along the coasts swarmed by thousands the precious swallows whose nests furnish a luxurious dish to the tables of the Celestial Empire.
Sprawling over the table with arrested pen, he glanced out of the door, and in that frame of his vision he saw all the stars flying upwards between the teakwood jambs on a black sky.
It features a bed with handcrafted teakwood cladding, while other parts are 3D selective laser sintered.
Its teakwood stock and a thin film of Cosmoline on the metal parts protect it pretty well from bad weather.
Featuring a large handle that makes pouring secure and comfortable, the French Press is stylishly topped with a teakwood knob.
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There will be daily trips available to them on these boats in the morning and evening." "The boats have been made with genuine imported Indian teakwood and the manufacturing was overseen by Qatar's well-known expert on dhows, Ahmad al-Sayeg," said Saleh Hasan al-Kuwari, head of the Private Engineering Office.
It is billed as a "mischievous moonscape of pink pepper, mandarin and heliotrope deepened by exotic teakwood and vanilla oak."
Ustan Amjad Ali Khan treasured the Sarod for over 32 years and had performed in various function of high importance with the same musical instrument.It was a teakwood instrument, weighed 15 kg, which got broken by the national carrier while in transit.