calamander

calamander

[kal-uh-man-der]
noun
the hard, mottled brown and black wood of any of several trees of the genus Diospyros, used for cabinetwork.

Origin:
1795–1805; perhaps metathetic variant of coromandel

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calamander (ˈkæləˌmændə)
 
n
See also ebony the hard black-and-brown striped wood of several trees of the genus Diospyros, esp D. quaesita of India and Sri Lanka, used in making furniture: family Ebenaceae
 
[C19: metathetic variant of coromandel in Coromandel Coast]

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