Definition of Genus tectona
1. Noun. Small genus of southeastern Asian tropics: teak.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Verbenaceae, Verbena Family, Verbenaceae, Vervain Family
Member holonyms: Teak, Tectona Grandis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Tectona
Literary usage of Genus tectona
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1. The Indian Forester (1892)
"The genus Tectona is not found in Africa. Five species of the genus Pinus are known in the East Indies. P. excelsa, and Gerardiana belong to the North West ..."
2. The Saturday Magazine (1838)
"... is the produce of a tree of the genus Tectona. Valuable as teak is found to be in ship-building, it has not yet been used in domestic building to any ..."
3. Report on Teak Forests of the Tenasserim Provinces: With Other Papers on the by Hugh Falconer (1852)
"The Teak tree of commerce belongs to a genus, Tectona, which comprises two species, viz., Tectona Grandis and Tectona Hamiltonii. ..."
4. Pamphlets on Forestry in the Philippine Islands (1916)
"Genus TECTONA. T. grandis L. f. (PI. X, fig. 76.) TEAK. Teak is not native to the Philippines, but was sparingly introduced so long ago that trees up to 80 ..."