from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A ruined city of south-central India west of Hyderabad. Capital of an ancient kingdom (c. 1364-1512), it was later one of the five Muslim kingdoms of the Deccan until its capture by Aurangzeb's forces in 1687. Golconda was once known for the diamonds found nearby and cut in the city.
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- proper n. A fortress, and ruined city, in Andhra Pradesh, India, famous historically for nearby diamond mining
- proper n. A source of great wealth, especially a mine
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name of a city of India noted in the sixteenth century for its great diamond-cutting industry; hence, allusively, a mine of wealth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a source of great wealth (especially a mine)
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