calamander

calamander
/kal"euh man'deuhr/, n.
the hard, mottled brown and black wood of any of several trees of the genus Diospyros, used for cabinetwork.
[1795-1805; perh. metathetic var. of COROMANDEL]

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  • Calamander wood — or Coromandel wood is a valuable wood from India, Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and South East Asia. It is of a hazel brown color, with black stripes (or the other way about), very heavy and hard. It is also known as Macassar Ebony or variegated ebony and… …   Wikipedia

  • calamander wood — noun see calamander * * * cal|a|man|der «KAL uh MAN duhr, KAL uh MAN », noun, or calamander wood, the hard, brown and black striped wood of an East Indian tree, used for cabinetwork. ╂[perhaps alteration of Coromandel, a region in India] …   Useful english dictionary

  • calamander — n. black and brown striped hard wood of some tropical Asian trees used for furniture …   English contemporary dictionary

  • calamander — [ kaləmandə] noun another term for coromandel. Origin C19: from Sinhalese kaḻu madīriya, perh. from Coromandel ebony (see coromandel), changed by assoc. with Sinhalese kaḻu black …   English new terms dictionary

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  • calamander — cal•a•man•der [[t]ˈkæl əˌmæn dər[/t]] n. fur the hard, mottled brown and black wood of any of several ebony trees of the genus Diospyros, used for cabinetwork • Etymology: 1795–1805; perh. metathetic var. of coromandel …   From formal English to slang

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