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Dar·jee·ling 1

or Dar·ji·ling  (där-jē′lĭng)
A town of northeast India in the lower Himalaya Mountains on the Sikkim border. At an altitude of 2,200 m (7,220 ft), it is a popular tourist center with commanding views of Mount Kanchenjunga and Mount Everest.

Dar·jee·ling 2

A fine variety of black tea grown especially in the northern part of India.
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1. (Placename) a town in NE India, in West Bengal in the Himalayas, at an altitude of about 2250 m (7500 ft). Pop: 107 530 (2001). Official name: Darjiling
2. (Plants) a high-quality black tea grown in the mountains around Darjeeling
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(dɑrˈdʒi lɪŋ)

1. a town in West Bengal, in NE India: mountain resort. 42,700.
2. a type of tea grown near this town.
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Noun1.Darjeeling - a fine variety of black tea grown in northern India
black tea - fermented tea leaves
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Some of them that fled into Nepaul took me with them, and then afterwards I was up past Darjeeling. The hill-folk up there murdered the rebels who had me, and I became their slave for a time until I escaped; but instead of going south I had to go north, until I found myself among the Afghans.
Summary: Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], July 12 (ANI): Darjeeling police here on Thursday arrested one person who was allegedly involved in duping tourists through fraudulent hotel bookings.
Among all varieties of teas, Darjeeling tea occupies an important place in the life of tea aficionados because of its pleasant aroma, yummy flavor, as well as an abundance of health benefits.
Sanjay Kumar Tea plantation workers in Darjeeling have been on strike since the beginning of June in support of demands for a separate homeland for the majority Nepali-speaking Gorkha community.
Summary: All plucking and manufacturing operations in Darjeeling's 87 gardens have been suspended since June 9 due to the crisis
by PTI GJM supporters take out a rally to demand for separate state 'Gorkhaland' during a protest in Darjeeling on Wednesday.
Darjeeling tea production is likely to be less by 6.25 percent this year to 8 million kg in comparison to 8.5 million kg.
Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World's Greatest Tea surpasses most explorations of tea history in that it narrows its focus to Darjeeling's tea bushes and their story, following how India's tea industry grew to be the biggest in the world and considering how it came to symbolize British rule in India.
Kolkata, India | AFP -- Landslides triggered by heavy rain killed at least 11 people across India's famed tea-growing region of Darjeeling, with more feared trapped under mounds of mud and debris, police said Wednesday.
A land of immense natural scenic beauty, Darjeeling is imbued with a mystic aura stepped in legend and history.