Definition of coromandel in English:

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coromandel

Pronunciation: /ˌkôrəˈmandəl/ Pronunciation: /ˌkär-/

noun

1 (also coromandel wood or coromandel ebony) A fine-grained, grayish-brown wood streaked with black, used in furniture. Also called calamander.
Example sentences
  • The frame is exceptionally fine; it looks like coromandel wood and the textured gray mat is obviously hand-detailed.
  • Some quality caddies and tea chests were made in coromandel wood and were decorated with inlays of engraved brass, brass thin lines, and shell.
  • Executed in coromandel wood, each hinged flap mounted with a blue Wedgwood style oval plaque framed with a shaped beveled brass plate and brass rope twist moldings.
2The Sri Lankan tree that yields coromandel wood.
  • Diospyros quaesita, family Ebenaceae.
Example sentences
  • The following fruit trees are among those grown by the Baiga: mountain black plum, mango, forest mango, white teak, coromandel ebony, wild fig, banyan, Indian quince, and sebasten plum.

adjective

Denoting a form of Asian lacquerware with intaglio designs.
Example sentences
  • In fact she was not glad at all, and she continued to think longingly about the beautiful coromandel screen in the apartment below her feet.

Origin

From Coromandel Coast, from which Asian lacquerware was originally transshipped.

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Syllabification: cor·o·man·del

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