The hard, heavy, black wood of various East Indian trees (genus Diospyros) of the ebony family, used in furniture.
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 of calamander
- Probably from Dutch kalamanderhout calamander wood perhaps alteration of (Kust van) Coromandel Coromandel (Coast) hout wood
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition