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or Darjiling

[dahr-jee-ling] /dɑrˈdʒi lɪŋ/
a town in West Bengal, in NE India: mountain resort.
Also called Darjeeling tea. a type of tea grown in mountainous areas around the town of Darjeeling. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There I insisted on my master buying ponies to take us to Darjeeling.

    In the Forbidden Land Arnold Henry Savage Landor
  • Tosari has been described as the Darjeeling of the Netherland Indies.

    Across the Equator Thomas H. Reid
  • The black-headed sibia, one of the most abundant birds about Darjeeling.

  • It is common about Darjeeling and goes about in flocks that keep to trees.

  • It is fairly common about Darjeeling, but is of retiring habits.

  • This beautiful bird is abundant in the vicinity of Darjeeling.

  • This flycatcher, which is very common about Darjeeling, often alights on the ground.

  • The former, however, are but pygmies compared with these giants at Darjeeling.

    Due West

    Maturin Murray Ballou
  • We are at Darjeeling, the end of the mountain railway, 50 miles from Silliguri.

British Dictionary definitions for Darjeeling


a town in NE India, in West Bengal in the Himalayas, at an altitude of about 2250 m (7500 ft). Pop: 107 530 (2001) Official name Darjiling
a high-quality black tea grown in the mountains around Darjeeling
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Darjeeling

town in northeastern India, from Tibetan dojeling "diamond island," in reference to Vajrayana (literally "vehicle of the diamond") Buddhism. The "island" being the high ground of the place's site. As a type of tea, from 1882.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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