Safed Koh

geographical name
Sa·​fed Koh | \ sə-ˌfed-ˈkō How to pronounce Safed Koh (audio) \

Definition of Safed Koh

 (Entry 1 of 2)

mountain range that is a southern extension of the Hindu Kush in eastern Afghanistan on the Pakistan border


noun, often capitalized
\ ˈkōəˌnu̇(ə)r\
plural koh-i-noors

Definition of koh-i-noor (Entry 2 of 2)

: something that is or is felt to be the best of its kind especially : a usually large and valuable diamond a young Spaniard with a Koh-i-noor of a diamond on his finger and pearls the size of camphor balls in his shirt front — W. J. Locke

History and Etymology for Safed Koh


from Koh-i-noor, famous diamond that became part of the British crown jewels after the annexation of Punjab by Great Britain in 1849, from Persian Kōh-i-nūr, literally, mountain of light

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