teak

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noun \ˈtēk\

Definition of teak

  1. 1 :  a tall tropical Asian timber tree (Tectona grandis) of the vervain family

  2. 2 :  the hard yellowish-brown wood of teak used especially for furniture and shipbuilding

Origin and Etymology of teak

Portuguese teca, from Malayalam tēkka


First Known Use: 1698


TEAK Defined for English Language Learners

teak

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noun \ˈtēk\

Definition of teak for English Language Learners

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


TEAK Defined for Kids

teak

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noun \ˈtēk\

Definition of teak for Students

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


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