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

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  • 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 — [ kaləmandə] noun another term for coromandel. Origin C19: from Sinhalese kaḻu madīriya, perh. from Coromandel ebony (see coromandel), changed by assoc. with Sinhalese kaḻu black …   English new terms dictionary

  • calamander — cal·a·man·der …   English syllables

  • 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

  • calamander — n. a fine grained red brown ebony streaked with black, from the Asian tree Diospyros qualsita, used in furniture. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn.: perh. conn. with Sinh. word for the tree kalu madiriya …   Useful english dictionary

  • Calamander Unawatuna Beach — (Галле,Шри Ланка) Категория отеля: 4 звездочный отель Адрес: Unawatuna, 8 …   Каталог отелей

  • 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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