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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How to use Golconda in a sentence
Golconda was reached on the evening of the following day—four hundred and seventy-eight miles from San Francisco.Ocean to Ocean on Horseback | Willard Glazier
The marquis did not reply; he was overwhelmed by what he beheld; it seemed to him that he saw the treasures of Golconda.A Modern Aladdin | Howard Pyle
For, of course, when one hears of Golconda one is bound to think it good, failing evidence to the contrary.Somehow Good | William de Morgan
Mr. Camperdown assured him that no diamonds more real had ever come from Golconda, or passed through Mr. Garnett's hands.The Eustace Diamonds | Anthony Trollope
Then followed the visit to Golconda and its tombs of wax-like Jaypur marble, with their arabesqued cupolas and lacery in stone.The Life of Sir Richard Burton | Thomas Wright
British Dictionary definitions for Golconda
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
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