Golconda

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Etymology[edit]

From Telugu గోల్కొండ (gōlkoṃḍa), from గోల్ (gōl, round) + కొండ (koṃḍa, hill).

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Golconda

  1. A fortress and ruined city in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is historically famous for nearby diamond mining.
    • 1827, John Lee Comstock, Elements of Mineralogy:
      Fifty years ago, there were more than twenty places in the kingdom of Golconda, in which diamonds of different sizes were found…
  2. A small city in Illinois, USA, and the county seat of Pope County. Named after Golconda in India.

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Golconda (plural Golcondas)

  1. (figuratively) A source of great wealth, especially a mine.