Koh`i*noor", Koh`i*nur (?), n. [Per. koh-i-nûr, lit., mountain of light.]

A famous diamond, surrendered to the British crown on the annexation of the Punjab. According to Hindoo legends, it was found in a Golconda mine, and has been the property of various Hindoo and Persian rulers.


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