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calamander

[kal-uh-man-der] /ˈkæl əˌmæn dər/
noun
1.
the hard, mottled brown and black wood of any of several trees of the genus Diospyros, used for cabinetwork.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; perhaps metathetic variant of coromandel
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calamander

/ˈkæləˌmændə/
noun
1.
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 See also ebony (sense 2)
Word Origin
C19: metathetic variant of coromandel in Coromandel Coast
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