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coromandel

[kawr-uh-man-dl, kor-]
noun
  1. the hard, brownish wood of a tropical Asian tree, Diospyros melanoxylon.
  2. the tree itself.
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Origin of coromandel

1835–45; after the Coromandel Coast; cf. calamander
Also called coromandel ebony.
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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.

  • 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