Definition of calamander in English:


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


Another term for coromandel.
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  • 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.


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

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