Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "teak": 
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. hard strong durable yellowish-brown wood of teak trees; resistant to insects and to warping; used for furniture and in shipbuilding;
[syn: teak, teakwood]

2. tall East Indian timber tree now planted in western Africa and tropical America for its hard durable wood;
[syn: teak, Tectona grandis]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Teak \Teak\ (t[=e]k), n. [Malayalam tekku.] (Bot.) 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. [Written also teek.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

teak n 1: hard strong durable yellowish-brown wood of teak trees; resistant to insects and to warping; used for furniture and in shipbuilding [syn: teak, teakwood] 2: tall East Indian timber tree now planted in western Africa and tropical America for its hard durable wood [syn: teak, Tectona grandis]