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calamander

[kal-uh-man-der]
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noun
  1. the hard, mottled brown and black wood of any of several trees of the genus Diospyros, used for cabinetwork.

Origin of calamander

First recorded in 1795–1805; perhaps metathetic variant of coromandel
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calamander

noun
  1. the hard black-and-brown striped wood of several trees of the genus Diospyros, esp D. quaesita of India and Sri Lanka, used in making furniture: family EbenaceaeSee also ebony (def. 2)

Word Origin

C19: metathetic variant of coromandel in Coromandel Coast
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