Culumalda

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Culumalda was a tree with hanging yellow blossoms that grew in Ithilien, and especially in the woods around the Field of Cormallen.[1][2]

Etymology[edit]

Culumalda was intended to be the source of the name Cormallen.[1][2]

Christopher Tolkien connects culumalda to the Elvish stems cul- ("golden-red") and mal- ("gold").[2]

Helge Fauskanger has suggested that culumalda is Quenya, consisting of culuma ("orange") + alda ("tree").[3]

Inspiration[edit]

Tolkien indicated that the tree was "prob[ably] a laburnum".[1]

See also[edit]

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