Definitions for teaktik
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a large East Indian tree, Tectona grandis, of the verbena family, yielding a hard, medium brown wood.
Category: Plants, Furniture
the wood of this tree, used in shipbuilding, furniture-making, etc.
Origin of teak:
1665–75; earlier teke < Pg teca < Malayalam tēkka
hard strong durable yellowish-brown wood of teak trees; resistant to insects and to warping; used for furniture and in shipbuilding
teak, Tectona grandis(noun)
tall East Indian timber tree now planted in western Africa and tropical America for its hard durable wood
An extremely durable timber highly valued for shipbuilding and other purposes, yielded by Tectona grandis (and Tectona spp.).
A tree of the species in the genus Tectona
Of a yellowish brown colour, like that of teak wood.
Origin: teca, from தேக்கு (tēkku).
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
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.
Translations for teak
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of tree that grows in India, Malaysia, Burma etc.
- شَجَرة السّاجArabic
- тиково дървоBulgarian
- tecaPortuguese (BR)
- der TeakholzbaumGerman
- τικ (είδος δέντρου τροπικών χωρών)Greek
- درخت ساجFarsi
- עֵץ טִיקHebrew
- tik (vrsta drveta)Croatian
- pohon jatiIndonesian
- (인도의) 티크나무Korean
- pokok jatiMalay
- тик(овое дерево)Russian
- tik ağacıTurkish
- 柚樹Chinese (Trad.)
- тикове деревоUkrainian
- ساکھو کا درختUrdu
- cây gỗ tếchVietnamese
- 柚树Chinese (Simp.)
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