Sandalwood

Definition of Sandalwood

San´dal`wood
n.1.(Bot.) 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.
False sandalwood
the fragrant wood of several trees not of the genus Santalum, as Ximenia Americana, Myoporum tenuifolium of Tahiti.
Red sandalwood
a heavy, dark red dyewood, being the heartwood of two leguminous trees of India (Pterocarpus santalinus, and Adenanthera pavonina); - called also red sanderswood, sanders or saunders, and rubywood.

Related Words

sandalwood tree, Santalum album, true sandalwood, wood
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