calamander

noun
cal·​a·​man·​der | \ ˈka-lə-ˌman-dər How to pronounce calamander (audio) , ˌka-lə-ˈman- \
variants: or calamander wood

Definition of calamander

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

First Known Use of calamander

1803, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calamander

probably from Dutch kalamanderhout calamander wood

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“Calamander.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calamander. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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