calamander definition

  • noun:
    • The tough, black-and-brown-striped lumber of particular tropical Asian woods associated with genus Diospyros, specially D. quaesita of Sri Lanka, utilized for making furnishings.
    • an invaluable furniture wood from Asia and Ceylon, of a hazel-brown color, with black stripes, very difficult in texture. It's a species of ebony, and it is gotten from Diospyros quaesita.

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