Definition of calamander in English:

calamander

Line breaks: cala|man¦der
Pronunciation: /ˈkaləmandə
 
/
(also calamander wood)

noun

  • another term for coromandel.
    More example sentences
    • It can be striped with black or with shades of brown; these varieties are called calamander wood or variegated ebony.
    • Next he took us on an interesting tour of the dining room which was dominated by a huge calamander dining table with a magnificent finish and twelve arm chairs.
    • The body of the bowl is fashioned of decarbonized iron, inlaid with silver and gold and displayed on a calamander wood base.

Origin

early 19th century: from Sinhalese kaḷu-madīriya, perhaps from Coromandel ebony (see coromandel), changed by association with Sinhalese kaḷu 'black'.

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