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coromandel

[kawr-uh-man-dl, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈmæn dl, ˌkɒr-/
noun
1.
the hard, brownish wood of a tropical Asian tree, Diospyros melanoxylon.
2.
the tree itself.
Also called coromandel ebony.
Origin of coromandel
1835-1845
1835-45; after the Coromandel Coast; cf. calamander
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  • The coromandel was bound to Cadiz, and thence round the Horn.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • The 'coromandel' was not in yet; would not be in now until after dark—if then.

    The Giant's Robe F. Anstey
  • This is the white sandalwood, for the red comes from coromandel and Pegu.

  • He is said to have been the twin of the demigod Mangara by a queen on the coromandel coast.

    Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway
  • This factory was the germ of the city of Madras, on the coast of coromandel.

    India Under British Rule

    James Talboys Wheeler
  • "That should have assembled all the tigers in coromandel," said Fritz.

    Willis the Pilot Johanna Spyri
  • He enveloped his bed in a vast, nine-leaved screen of coromandel lacquer.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • The coromandel project, however, on which so many hopes had been built, fell through.

    Goldsmith William Black
  • The coromandel was crowded, but you could have drawn a wide circle round her chair.

    Hilda Sarah Jeanette Duncan
  • The fleet appeared off the coromandel coast in August, 1748.

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