teak·​wood | \ ˈtēk-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce teakwood (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web The new Life Time fitness center boasts a cedarwood sauna with Himalayan salt wall lamps, spacious dressing rooms, indoor salt water lap pool, teakwood showers, radiant heat panels in the yoga studio, and more. Rachel King, Fortune, "A tour inside the post-pandemic gym," 21 Apr. 2021 The seventh edition, Magellan’s Atlantic, is aged 17 years in American oak, followed by a spell in rare Spanish oak, before being finished in South American teakwood. Nicolas Stecher, Robb Report, "The Market for Ultra-Premium American Whiskey Is Booming. Here’s Why.," 27 Mar. 2021 Every Passover, my aunt swept into our San Fernando Valley home with wrists full of turquoise, a bob of frizzy straightened hair, and a teakwood bowl of bland Ashkenazy food. Molly Crabapple, The New York Review of Books, "Passover 2020: Why Is This Year Different From All Other Years?," 7 Apr. 2020 And for the rest of those winter nights, the Cozy Night In candle has a soothing aroma of amber, teakwood, and neroli to warm you up. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Our Favorite Holiday Pieces From the Scott Brothers' Collection at Kohl's," 5 Dec. 2019 The metallics are scented with teakwood and pheromones with the idea that these will make people feel adventurous, daring, confident and empowered. Lisa Kanarek, New York Times, "‘Slop It On!’: Unicorn Spit Beguiles the Etsy Crowd," 6 Oct. 2019 In Panama, investors can receive the right to residency for the small price of $80,000, which must be invested in the country’s teakwood industry. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "It’s never been easier for the rich and powerful to live in any country they want," 14 Nov. 2019 Linking it all together are teakwood sitting areas, open to everyone, with fire pits, native plant arrangements and a pool-cabana vibe that invites lingering. Laura Randall, Washington Post, "Rodeo Drive is a dead end. Try Century City for a more interesting luxe shopping experience.," 13 June 2019 Floors are fashioned from the recycled teakwood of railway sleeper cars; there’s an on-site water-filtration plant; and the electricity flows 24/7 from solar panels, making Zarafa Africa’s first luxe camp powered only by the sun. Condé Nast Traveler, "Zarafa Camp," 22 Dec. 2017

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1783, in the meaning defined above

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“Teakwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teakwood. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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