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See also: santalum
New Latin, from Medieval Latin sandalum, from Late Ancient Greek [script needed] (santalon), from Ancient Greek σάνδανον (sándanon, “sandalwood”), possibly from Sanskrit [script needed] (candanam, “sandalwood, incense wood”)
- A taxonomic genus within the family Santalaceae — sandalwoods and related trees and shrubs, probably native to Australasia, but introduced long ago in India and throughout Oceania.
- (genus): Plantae - kingdom; angiosperms, eudicots, core eudicots - clades; Santalales - order; Santalaceae - family