Sandalwood meaning

săndl-wo͝od
A light to moderate or grayish brown.
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Designating a family (Santalaceae, order Santalales) of dicotyledonous plants, shrubs, and trees including the quandong.
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Any of various tropical trees of the genus Santalum, native or long naturalized in India, Australia, Hawaii, and many south Pacific islands.
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The aromatic heartwood of these trees used in ornamental carving, in the construction of insect-repellent boxes and chests, and as a source of certain perfumes.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sandalwood
Plural:
sandalwoods

Origin of sandalwood

  • Middle English sandell, saundres, from Old French sandale, from Medieval Latin sandalum, from Ancient Greek σαγάλινος (santalinos, “of sandalwood"), from σάνδανον (sandanon), from Sanskrit चन्दन (candana)

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