Origin of teak
Examples from the Web for teak
Here, table, highboy chairs, and screen—mahogany, cherry, teak—looked nervous and disproportioned.
Mr. Chase gave Mr. Teak a glance the pathos of which even the soot could not conceal.Ship's Company, The Entire Collection|W.W. Jacobs
Noticed en route, both on the plains and on the hills, Teak; in the latter situations many of the specimens were very fine.Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The|William Griffith
If grown in pots, three or four should be potted together and trained to a stout stick or teak rod.Orchids|James O'Brien
It is not impossible that wood passing as teak may be derived from yet other species.The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties|Charles H. (Charles Henry) Snow
A small but stout table of teak, with a round top and gate legs, stands against the port wall between the door and the bookcase.Heartbreak House|George Bernard Shaw
British Dictionary definitions for teak
Word Origin for teak
Word Origin and History for teak
type of East Indian tree, 1690s, from Portuguese teca, from Malayam tekka, corresponding to Tamil tekku, Telugu teku, Kanarese tegu.