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teak

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Pronunciation: /tiːk
 
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Definition of teak in English:

noun

1 [mass noun] Hard durable timber used in shipbuilding and for making furniture.
Example sentences
  • Gone are the days when valuable timber like rosewood and teak were considered predominant for construction works and furniture making.
  • Designed to blend in with the natural environment, this kind of outdoor furniture is usually constructed from hardy, durable woods like teak or redwood.
  • With evidence like that, it's not at all hard to see why teak is commonly used in the construction, shipbuilding, and outdoor furniture industry.
2The large deciduous tree native to India and SE Asia which yields teak.
  • Tectona grandis, family Verbenaceae
Example sentences
  • The company Haritha Plantations had come up about a decade ago with an aim to grow teaks and mangium in barren lands he bought at Palghat and Thenmala in Kerala and Kuttalam and Pattakurichi in Tamil Nadu.
  • A teak tree exporter called police after a man purporting to be a football player on the Thai national team left her broke and stranded here in Pattaya.
  • Tip-toe through the teak trees: Lou is experimenting with rotating sheep through the lots for easy grass and weed maintenance.

Origin

late 17th century: from Portuguese teca, from Tamil and Malayalam tēkku.

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