coromandel-ebony

coromandel

[kawr-uh-man-dl, kor-]
noun
1.
the hard, brownish wood of a tropical Asian tree, Diospyros melanoxylon.
2.
the tree itself.
Also called coromandel ebony.


Origin:
1835–45; after the Coromandel coast; compare calimander

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