- a brittle, slightly aromatic, somewhat transparent, yellowish resin exuded from the bark of several African and Australian trees (genera Tetraclinus and Callitris) of the pine family, used esp. in varnishes and as incense
- a N African tree (Tetraclinus articulata) yielding this resin and a mahogany-colored, durable wood used esp. in buildingalso sandarac tree
- this wood
- a N African tree (Tetraclinus articulata) yielding this resin and a mahogany-colored, durable wood used esp. in building
Origin of sandaracClassical Latin sandaraca from Classical Greek sandarak?: probably akin to Sanskrit candra-raga, having the glow of the moon: for Indo-European base see sandalwood
- A coniferous evergreen tree (Tetraclinis articulata) of Spain and northern Africa, having scalelike leaves and bark that yields a hard brittle translucent resin used in varnishes.
- The resin obtained from this tree.
Origin of sandaracMiddle English sandaracha from Latin red pigment from Greek sandarakē realgar
Latin sandaraca, from Ancient Greek ÏƒÎ±Î½Î´Î±ÏÎ¬ÎºÎ· (sandarakÄ“, “realgar").