Calamander wood
Calamander wood Cal"a*man`der wood (k[a^]l"[.a]*m[a^]n`d[~e]r w[oo^]d`). A valuable furniture wood from India and Ceylon, of a hazel-brown color, with black stripes, very hard in texture. It is a species of ebony, and is obtained from the {Diospyros qu[ae]sita}. Called also {Coromandel wood}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Calamander wood — or Coromandel wood is a valuable wood from India, Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and South East Asia. It is of a hazel brown color, with black stripes (or the other way about), very heavy and hard. It is also known as Macassar Ebony or variegated ebony and… …   Wikipedia

  • calamander wood — noun see calamander * * * cal|a|man|der «KAL uh MAN duhr, KAL uh MAN », noun, or calamander wood, the hard, brown and black striped wood of an East Indian tree, used for cabinetwork. ╂[perhaps alteration of Coromandel, a region in India] …   Useful english dictionary

  • calamander — noun Etymology: probably from Dutch kalamanderhout calamander wood Date: 1804 the hazel brown black striped wood of a southeast Asian tree (genus Diospyros and especially D. quaesita) that is used in furniture manufacturing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • calamander — [kal′ə man΄dər] n. [after ? COROMANDEL ( COAST)] the hard, heavy, black wood of various East Indian trees (genus Diospyros) of the ebony family, used in furniture …   English World dictionary

  • calamander — /kal euh man deuhr/, n. the hard, mottled brown and black wood of any of several trees of the genus Diospyros, used for cabinetwork. [1795 1805; perh. metathetic var. of COROMANDEL] * * * …   Universalium

  • calamander — n. black and brown striped hard wood of some tropical Asian trees used for furniture …   English contemporary dictionary

  • calamander — cal•a•man•der [[t]ˈkæl əˌmæn dər[/t]] n. fur the hard, mottled brown and black wood of any of several ebony trees of the genus Diospyros, used for cabinetwork • Etymology: 1795–1805; perh. metathetic var. of coromandel …   From formal English to slang

  • calamander — /kæləˈmændə/ (say kaluh manduh) noun the hard wood of a tree, Diospyros quaesita, of Sri Lanka and India, used for cabinetwork. {metathetic variant of Coromandel Coast, in SE India} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Coromandel wood — Calamander wood Cal a*man der wood (k[a^]l [.a]*m[a^]n d[ e]r w[oo^]d ). A valuable furniture wood from India and Ceylon, of a hazel brown color, with black stripes, very hard in texture. It is a species of ebony, and is obtained from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coromandel wood — Coromandel Cor o*man del (k?r ? m?n del), n. (Geol.) The west coast, or a portion of the west coast, of the Bay of Bengal. [1913 Webster] {Coromandel gooseberry}. See {Carambola}. {Coromandel wood}, Calamander wood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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