- a ruined city in S India, near the modern city of Hyderabad: capital of a former Muslim kingdom; famous for its diamond cutting.
- (often lowercase) a rich mine or other source of great wealth.
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Examples from the Web for golconda
So we decided to go back to the Golconda and have some dinner first.The Depot Master
Joseph C. Lincoln
To adorn itself like this, in what Golconda does the insect gather its gems?The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
Jean Henri Fabre
Potosi and Golconda put together would not purchase my assent to them.Past and Present
Golconda: a place near Hyderabad, India, noted for its diamonds.The Short-story
William Patterson Atkinson
The Persians have a strange story of the Golconda diamond mines.A Man's Value to Society
Newell Dwight Hillis
- a ruined town and fortress in S central India, in W Andhra Pradesh near Hyderabad city: capital of one of the five Muslim kingdoms of the Deccan from 1512 to 1687, then annexed to the Mogul empire; renowned for its diamonds
- (sometimes not capital) a source of wealth or riches, esp a mine