calamander definition by Webster's New World
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the hard, heavy, black wood of various East Indian trees (genus Diospyros) of the ebony family, used in furniture
Origin: after uncertain or unknown; perhaps coromandel ( coast)
calamander definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The hard, black-and-brown-striped wood of certain tropical Asian trees of the genus Diospyros, especially D. quaesita of Sri Lanka, used for making furniture.
Origin: Probably from Dutch kalamanderhout, calamander wood, perhaps from alteration of Coromandel Coast.