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(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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The effect seems to take place with everything from the Guanacaste tree for which the region is named and teak trees which are farmed in the are. Many other tropical hardwoods as well as most deciduous tropical species.

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by Rodgers
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:06 pm
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Topic: Trees
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