calamander

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calamander ‎(usually uncountable, plural calamanders)

  1. A valuable furniture wood from India and Ceylon, of a hazel-brown color, with black stripes, very hard in texture. It is a kind of ebony obtained from species of Diospyros, especially the Diospyros quaesita.

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