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darjeeling


noun

  1. a town in West Bengal, in NE India: mountain resort.
  2. Also called Darjeeling tea. a type of tea grown in mountainous areas around the town of Darjeeling.

noun

  1. 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. a high-quality black tea grown in the mountains around Darjeeling

town in northeastern India, from Tibetan dojeling “diamond island,” in reference to Vajrayana (literally “vehicle of the diamond”) Buddhism. The “island” being the high ground of the place’s site. As a type of tea, from 1882.

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