calamander

noun

cal·​a·​man·​der ˈka-lə-ˌman-dər How to pronounce calamander (audio)
ˌka-lə-ˈman-
variants or calamander wood
: the hazel-brown black-striped wood of a southeast Asian tree (genus Diospyros and especially D. quaesita) that is used in furniture manufacturing

Word History

Etymology

probably from Dutch kalamanderhout calamander wood

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of calamander was in 1803

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Cite this Entry

“Calamander.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calamander. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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