teek
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]


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  • Teek — am Strand nach einer Sturmflut Als Teek bezeichnet man Treibgut insbesondere aus Pflanzenresten, das permanent, aber besonders stark nach Sturmfluten, an die Küsten geschwemmt wird und dann einen Flutsaum am Strand bzw. am Deich bildet.[1]… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Teek — Teek, n. (Bot.) See {Teak}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • teek — obs. f. teak …   Useful english dictionary

  • Teek — Los Teek en la saga de la serie cinematográfica Star Wars era una especie oriunda de la luna boscosa de Endor. Los Teek eran de gran inteligencia y con habilidades imposibles para muchos otros seres. Podían desarrollar velocidades imposibles que… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Teek — Una especie oriunda de la luna boscosa de Endor. Los Teek eran de gran inteligencia y con habilidades imposibles para muchos otros seres. Podían desarrollar velocidades imposibles que los hacen casi invisibles a su paso. Uno de ellos en… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Teek — This most interesting and unusual surname is a rare Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic O Taidhg . The Gaelic prefix O indicates grandson or male descendant of , and the personal byname Tadhg , meaning poet, bard or philosopher. There were four… …   Surnames reference

  • teek — kupari …   Woordenlijst Sranan

  • teak — /teek/, n. 1. 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. 2. the wood of this tree. 3. any of various similar trees or… …   Universalium

  • teakwood — /teek wood /, n. the wood of the teak. [1775 85; TEAK + WOOD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Tieck — /teek/, n. Ludwig /looht vikh, loohd /, 1773 1853, German writer. * * * …   Universalium

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