[ koh-uh-noor ]
/ ˈkoʊ əˌnʊər /
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an Indian diamond weighing 106 carats; now part of the British crown jewels.
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Origin of Kohinoor
From the Persian word kōhinūr literally, mountain of light
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How to use Kohinoor in a sentence
But they wanted them for the one at the Tower, don't you know, and as for the Koh-i-Noor, was that invented in his time?
To him she could be no more than a splendid dream, something as far from his reach as the Koh-i-noor might be from mine.A Top-Floor Idyl|George van Schaick
It is more valuable than England's Koh-i-noor, and more important to the country and the crown that possess it.Cleek, the Master Detective|Thomas W. Hanshew
It was here that the valuable Koh-i-noor was captured and presented to Her Majesty.
Determined to possess himself of the Koh-i-noor, he now resorted to other measures to extort it from the luckless owner.History of the War in Afghanistan, Vol. I (of 3)|Sir John William Kaye
British Dictionary definitions for Kohinoor
Kohinor or Kohinur
/ (ˌkəʊɪˈnʊə) /
a very large oval Indian diamond, part of the British crown jewels since 1849, weighing 108.8 carats
Word Origin for Koh-i-noor
C19: from Persian Kōh-i-nūr, literally: mountain of light, from kōh mountain + Arabic nūr light
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