The New Student's Reference Work/Teak
Teak, the name of Tectona grandis, a member of the verbena family. It is a forest-tree of India, and its timber is prized as by far the most serviceable of all timbers for ship-building. The timber resembles mahogany, and is more durable and much lighter than oak. There also is a teak highly valued for furniture, exquisite carved pieces being offered for sale. The color of the wood is a dark brown.