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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)
sandalwood (plural sandalwoods)
- Any of various tropical trees of the genus Santalum, native or long naturalized in India, Australia, Hawaii, and many south Pacific islands.
- 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.
any of various tropical trees of the genus Santalum
the aromatic heartwood of the trees of the genus Santalum
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