calamander

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noun cal·a·man·der \ˈka-lə-ˌman-dər, ˌka-lə-ˈ\

Definition of calamander

  1. :  the hazel-brown black-striped wood of a southeast Asian tree (genus Diospyros and especially D. quaesita) that is used in furniture manufacturing

Origin and Etymology of calamander

probably from Dutch kalamanderhout calamander wood


First Known Use: 1804


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