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Kohinoor

[koh-uh-noo r] /ˈkoʊ əˌnʊər/
noun
1.
an Indian diamond weighing 106 carats; now part of the British crown jewels.
Also, Koh-i-noor.
Origin
< Persian kōhinūr literally, mountain of light
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Koh-i-noor

/ˌkəʊɪˈnʊə/
noun
1.
a very large oval Indian diamond, part of the British crown jewels since 1849, weighing 108.8 carats
Word Origin
C19: from Persian Kōh-i-nūr, literally: mountain of light, from kōh mountain + Arabic nūr light
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Koh-i-noor

n.

famous diamond, one of the British crown jewels after the annexation of Punjab in 1849, from Persian koh-i-nur, literally "mountain of light," from Persian koh "mountain" + Arabic nur "light."

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