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(Plants) another name for calamander


(ˌkɔr əˈmæn dl, ˌkɒr-)

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]
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Five million yards of cloth was dispatched annually from just one port in Coromandal.
Chennai Howrah Coromandal express was running late by almost 14 hours.
Where Aucklanders come out to play, Coromandal is the pristine peninsula on the far side of the Hauraki Gulf.
Mohandas returned for a while to work for the same NGO in Chennai in early 2007, this time surveying the beneficiaries of post-tsunami funding in fishing communities along the Coromandal coast.
Here the Dutch East India Company stored its treasures of spices and precious gems bound for export to Amsterdam, Batavia (capital of its Indonesian colony), and ports on the Malabar and Coromandal coasts.