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[dahr-jee-ling] /dɑrˈdʒi lɪŋ/
a town in West Bengal, in NE India: mountain resort.
Also called Darjeeling tea. a type of tea grown in mountainous areas around the town of Darjeeling. Unabridged
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  • But to return to the mountains themselves; the view from Darjeeling is unsurpassed.

    The Old World and Its Ways William Jennings Bryan
  • Tosari has been described as the Darjeeling of the Netherland Indies.

    Across the Equator Thomas H. Reid
  • This he succeeded in doing at the cost of considerable personal discomfort, returning to Darjeeling in July.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
  • This beautiful bird is abundant in the vicinity of Darjeeling.

  • There I insisted on my master buying ponies to take us to Darjeeling.

    In the Forbidden Land Arnold Henry Savage Landor
  • The former, however, are but pygmies compared with these giants at Darjeeling.

    Due West Maturin Murray Ballou
  • It is told how a Bhootea woman once carried a grand piano from Pukabari to Darjeeling in three days, and arrived quite fresh!

    Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
  • Early in May most of the members of the Expedition had assembled at Darjeeling.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
  • During our time of enforced waiting at Darjeeling, we came in for the Lebong races—a unique and very amusing entertainment.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
British Dictionary definitions for Darjeeling


a town in NE India, in West Bengal in the Himalayas, at an altitude of about 2250 m (7500 ft). Pop: 107 530 (2001) Official name Darjiling
a high-quality black tea grown in the mountains around Darjeeling
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Darjeeling

town in northeastern India, from Tibetan dojeling "diamond island," in reference to Vajrayana (literally "vehicle of the diamond") Buddhism. The "island" being the high ground of the place's site. As a type of tea, from 1882.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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