Pronunciation: (tēk), [key]
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 woods.
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