Golconda

[gol-kon-duh]
noun
  1. a ruined city in S India, near the modern city of Hyderabad: capital of a former Muslim kingdom; famous for its diamond cutting.
  2. (often lowercase) a rich mine or other source of great wealth.
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Related Words for golconda

Golconda, bonanza, vein, Eldorado

Examples from the Web for golconda

Historical Examples of 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?

  • Potosi and Golconda put together would not purchase my assent to them.

    Past and Present

    Thomas Carlyle

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for golconda

Golconda

noun
  1. 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
  2. (sometimes not capital) a source of wealth or riches, esp a mine
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