a large East Indian tree, Tectona grandis, of the verbena family, yielding a hard, durable, resinous, yellowish-brown wood used for shipbuilding, making furniture, etc.
the wood of this tree.
any of various similar trees or woods.

1665–75; earlier teke < Portuguese teca < Malayalam tēkka

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teak (tiːk)
1.  a large verbenaceous tree, Tectona grandis, of the East Indies, having white flowers and yielding a valuable dense wood
2.  the hard resinous yellowish-brown wood of this tree, used for furniture making, etc
3.  any of various similar trees or their wood
4.  a brown or yellowish-brown colour
[C17: from Portuguese teca, from Malayalam tēkka]

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type of East Indian tree, 1698, from Port. teca, from Malayam tekka, corresponding to Tamil tekku, Telegu teku, Kanarese tegu.
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Example sentences
It was all teak-teakwood was cheap in that part of the world.
The flying bridge overlooks a teak-covered lido at the stern with plenty of deck space for sunbathing atop cushioned deck chairs.
As day transitions into night, the ship's teak-covered sun decks are transformed into beautiful al fresco dining venues.
They feature a sitting area, large bathroom and teak-floored deck with faux-wicker furnishings.
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