Tectona

noun Tec·to·na \tekˈtōnə\

Definition of Tectona

  1. :  a small genus of trees (family Verbenaceae) of India, Malaysia, and the Philippines having entire woolly leaves and paniculate cymes of small white or bluish flowers — see teak

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Origin and Etymology of tectona

New Latin, perhaps from Greek tektōn carpenter; from its use in carpentry


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