Teak

teak

(Science: botany) 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.

Alternative forms: teek african teak, a tree (Oldfieldia Africana) of sierra Leone; also, its very heavy and durable wood; called also African oak. New Zeland teak, a large tree (Vitex littoralis) of New Zeland; also, its hard, durable timber.

Origin: Malayalm tekku.

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