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.
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.
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 ÏƒÎ±Î½Î´Î±ÏÎ¬ÎºÎ· (sandarakÄ“, “realgar").