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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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