calamander

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkæləˌmændə/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(kalə man′dər)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cal•a•man•der  (kalə man′dər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. 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

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
calamander /ˈkæləˌmændə/ n
  1. 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
Etymology: 19th Century: metathetic variant of coromandel in Coromandel Coast
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