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coromandel

(ˌkɒrəˈmændəl)
n
(Plants) another name for calamander

cor•o•man•del

(ˌkɔr əˈmæn dl, ˌkɒr-)

n.
1. the hard brownish wood of a tropical Asian tree, Diospyros melanoxylon.
2. (usu. cap.) lacquer work, usu. incised and filled in with gold and color, produced in China in the 17th and early 18th century and used esp. to decorate folding screens.
[1835–45; after the Coromandel Coast, from where Chinese lacquer work was transshipped to Europe]