cal·a·man·der noun \ˈka-lə-ˌman-dər, ˌka-lə-ˈ\
: the hazel-brown black-striped wood of a southeast Asian tree (genus Diospyros and especially D. quaesita) that is used in furniture manufacturing
Origin of CALAMANDER
probably from Dutch kalamanderhout
First Known Use: 1804
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