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teak / tēk/ • n. 1. hard durable timber used in shipbuilding and for making furniture. 2. the large deciduous tree (Tectona grandis, family Verbenaceae) native to India and Southeast Asia that yields this timber.

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teak Tree, native to s India, Burma, and Indonesia, valued for its hard, yellowish-brown wood. Teak wood is water-resistant and takes a high polish; it is widely used for furniture and in shipbuilding. Height: 45m (150ft). Family Verbenaceae; species Tectona grandis.

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teak See TECTONA and VERBENACEAE.

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teak (wood of) large E. Indian tree. XVII. — Pg. teca — Malayalam tēkka.

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