Diospyros quaesita

Diospyros quaesita
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 — /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

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  • 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

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