- the hard black-and-brown striped wood of several trees of the genus Diospyros, esp D. quaesita of India and Sri Lanka, used in making furniture: family Ebenaceae
See also ebony
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cal•a•man•der (kal′ə man′dər),USA pronunciation n.
- Plant Biology, Furniturethe hard, mottled brown and black wood of any of several trees of the genus Diospyros, used for cabinetwork.
- perh. metathetic variant of coromandel 1795–1805
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calamander /ˈkæləˌmændə/ n