Sandalwood

Sandalwood is the name of a class of woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and unlike many other aromatic woods, they retain their fragrance for decades. Sandalwood oil is extracted from the woods for use. Both the wood and the oil produce a distinctive fragrance that has been highly valued for cent...
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Sandalwood

• (n.) The highly perfumed yellowish heartwood of an East Indian and Polynesian tree (Santalum album), and of several other trees of the same genus, as the Hawaiian Santalum Freycinetianum and S. pyrularium, the Australian S. latifolium, etc. The name is extended to several other kinds of fragrant wood. • (n.) Any tree of the genus Santal...
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sandalwood

noun close-grained fragrant yellowish heartwood of the true sandalwood; has insect repelling properties and is used for carving and cabinetwork
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Sandalwood

San'dal·wood noun [ French sandal , santal , from Arabic çandal , or Greek sa`ntalon ; both ultimately from Sanskrit candana . Confer Sanders .] (Botany) (a) The highly perfumed yellowish heartwood of an East Indian and Polynesian tree (...
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sandalwood

Also Santelholz, Santalholz; see below balmy,
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sandalwood

any semiparasitic plant of the genus Santalum (family Santalaceae), especially the fragrant wood of the true, or white, sandalwood, Santalum album. ... [3 related articles]
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sandalwood

Fragrant heartwood of any of several Asiatic and Australian trees, used for ornamental carving, in perfume, and burned as incense. (Genus Santalum, family Santalaceae.)
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sandalwood

Origin: F. Sandal, santal, fr. Ar. ... Candal, or Gr. Santalon; both ultimately fr. Skr. Candana. Cf. Sanders. ... <botany> The highly perfumed yellowish heartwood of an East Indian and Polynesian tree (Santalum album), and of several other trees of the same genus, as the Hawaiian Santalum Freycinetianum and S. Pyrularium, the Australian S. L...
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sandalwood

sandalwood, name for several fragrant tropical woods, especially for Santalum album, an evergreen partially parasitic tree either native to India or introduced there centuries ago. It is used for joss sticks in Buddhist religious ceremonies and funeral rites and is made into ornamental wares. Oil di...
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sandalwood

[n] - close-grained fragrant yellowish heartwood of the true sandalwood
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