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teak

noun \ˈtēk\

: the strong, hard, yellowish-brown wood of a tree that grows in southeast Asia and that is used especially for making furniture and ships

Full Definition of TEAK

1
:  a tall tropical Asian timber tree (Tectona grandis) of the vervain family
2
:  the hard yellowish-brown wood of teak used especially for furniture and shipbuilding

Origin of TEAK

Portuguese teca, from Malayalam tēkka
First Known Use: 1698
TEAK Defined for Kids

teak

noun \ˈtēk\

Definition of TEAK for Kids

:  the hard yellowish-brown wood of a tall Asian tree that resists decay

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