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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.


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


(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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We be Lepchas of Darjiling, but me they call an outlander because my hair is as thou seest.
I am but a Lepcha of Darjiling, and yet the stuff"-
Naini Tal had sent down her contingent with all speed; the lathering ponies of the Dalhousie Road staggered into Pathankot, taxed to the full stretch of their strength; while from cloudy Darjiling the Calcutta Mail whirled up the last straggler of the little army that was to fight a fight, in which was neither medal nor honour for the winning, against an enemy none other than "the sickness that destroyeth in the noonday.