or Koh-i-noor

[koh-uh-noo r]


an Indian diamond weighing 106 carats; now part of the British crown jewels.

Origin of Kohinoor

From the Persian word kōhinūr literally, mountain of light
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Examples from the Web for kohinoor

Historical Examples of kohinoor

  • He had no more desire to possess her than to own the Kohinoor.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • It stands to reason that you save the Kohinoor and let the little stones go.

  • She has been brought up like the Kohinoor, never out of somebody's sight.

    That Fortune

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • The largest Diamonds of the world have been obtained from these mines, some exceeding the Kohinoor in size.

  • You've won the Kohinoor; and although you seem to live in the clouds, you've had the sense to make things pukka straightaway.

    Far to Seek

    Maud Diver