from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tall evergreen tree (Tectona grandis) of southeast Asia, having hard, heavy, durable yellowish-brown wood.
- n. The wood of this tree, used especially for furniture and in shipbuilding.
- n. A grayish yellowish brown or grayish to moderate brown.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An extremely durable timber highly valued for shipbuilding and other purposes, yielded by Tectona grandis (and Tectona spp.).
- n. A tree of the species in the genus Tectona
- n. A yellowish brown colour, like that of teak wood.
- adj. Of a yellowish brown colour, like that of teak wood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An East Indian timber-tree, Tectona grandis, or its wood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hard strong durable yellowish-brown wood of teak trees; resistant to insects and to warping; used for furniture and in shipbuilding
- n. tall East Indian timber tree now planted in western Africa and tropical America for its hard durable wood
Portuguese teca, from Malayalam tēkka.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Portuguese teca, from Malayalam തേക്കു് or Tamil தேக்கு (tēkku). (Wiktionary)