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Definition of "teak" []

  • A tall evergreen tree (Tectona grandis) of southeast Asia, having hard, heavy, durable yellowish-brown wood. (noun)
  • The wood of this tree, used especially for furniture and in shipbuilding. (noun)
  • A grayish yellowish brown or grayish to moderate brown. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "teak" in a sentence
  • "The chair handmade in teak & leather is an experiment to evoke emotions that emerge in these modern times of straight line mass productible furniture."
  • "Give your next PC all the style of fine furniture or a sleek sailboat by having it encased in teak or mahogany."
  • "The interior was trimmed in teak, as was the companionway leading into the cabin."
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