calamander

[ kal-uh-man-der ]

noun
  1. the hard, mottled brown and black wood of any of several trees of the genus Diospyros, used for cabinetwork.

Origin of calamander

1
First recorded in 1795–1805; perhaps metathetic variant of coromandel

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British Dictionary definitions for calamander

calamander

/ (ˈkæləˌmændə) /


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 Ebenaceae: See also ebony (def. 2)

Origin of calamander

1
C19: metathetic variant of coromandel in Coromandel Coast

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