Sandarac Definition

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.
Webster's New World
A N African tree (Tetraclinus articulata) yielding this resin and a mahogany-colored, durable wood used esp. in building.
Webster's New World
This wood.
Webster's New World

(mineralogy, archaic) Realgar; red sulphide of arsenic.


Origin of Sandarac

  • Middle English sandaracha from Latin red pigment from Greek sandarakē realgar

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin sandaraca, from Ancient Greek σανδαράκη (sandarakÄ“, “realgar").

    From Wiktionary

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