- a ruined town and fortress in S central India, in W Andhra Pradesh near Hyderabad city: capital of one of the five Muslim kingdoms of the Deccan from 1512 to 1687, then annexed to the Mogul empire; renowned for its diamonds
- (sometimes not capital) a source of wealth or riches, esp a mine
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Gol•con•da (gol kon′də),USA pronunciation n.
- Place Namesa ruined city in S India, near the modern city of Hyderabad: capital of a former Muslim kingdom;
famous for its diamond cutting.
- (often l.c.) a rich mine or other source of great wealth.
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