Definitions for teaktik

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

teaktik(n.)

  1. a large East Indian tree, Tectona grandis, of the verbena family, yielding a hard, medium brown wood.

    Category: Plants, Furniture

  2. the wood of this tree, used in shipbuilding, furniture-making, etc.

    Category: Furniture

Origin of teak:

1665–75; earlier teke < Pg teca < Malayalam tēkka

Princeton's WordNet

  1. teak, teakwood(noun)

    hard strong durable yellowish-brown wood of teak trees; resistant to insects and to warping; used for furniture and in shipbuilding

  2. teak, Tectona grandis(noun)

    tall East Indian timber tree now planted in western Africa and tropical America for its hard durable wood

Wiktionary

  1. teak(Noun)

    An extremely durable timber highly valued for shipbuilding and other purposes, yielded by Tectona grandis (and Tectona spp.).

  2. teak(Noun)

    A tree of the species in the genus Tectona

  3. teak(Adjective)

    Of a yellowish brown colour, like that of teak wood.

  4. Origin: teca, from தேக்கு (tēkku).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Teak(noun)

    a tree of East Indies (Tectona grandis) which furnishes an extremely strong and durable timber highly valued for shipbuilding and other purposes; also, the timber of the tree

Freebase

  1. Teak

    Teak is the common name for the tropical hardwood tree species Tectona grandis and its wood products. The species is placed in the family Lamiaceae. Tectona grandis is a large, deciduous tree that is dominant in mixed hardwood forests. It has small, fragrant white flowers and papery leaves that are often hairy on the lower surface. It is sometimes known as the "Burmese Teak". Teak wood has a leather-like smell when it is freshly milled. Teak timber is particularly valued for its durability and water resistance, and is used for boat building, exterior construction, veneer, furniture, carving, turnings, and other small wood projects. Tectona grandis is native to south and southeast Asia, mainly India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Burma, but is naturalized and cultivated in many countries in Africa and the Caribbean. Burma accounts for nearly one third of the world's total teak production. The word teak comes from the Tamil/Malayalam word thekku. and it is mentioned in the seventh-century literature of Tamil popularly known as the Tevaram. In Bengali it is called 'Segun' or more commonly as Sagwan in various Indian languages.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

teak(noun)

a type of tree that grows in India, Malaysia, Burma etc.

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