santal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of Santalum +‎ piperonal. Compare santyl.

Noun[edit]

santal (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) A colourless crystalline substance, isomeric with piperonal, but having weak acid properties. It is extracted from sandalwood.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for santal in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Cebuano[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: san‧tal

Noun[edit]

santal

  1. Ixora, the only genus in the tribe Ixoreae, flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic صَنْدَل(ṣandal).

Noun[edit]

santal m (plural sandals or santaux)

  1. sandalwood (any of various trees in Santalum; the aromatic wood of such trees)

Usage notes[edit]

The plural santaux was used until the 19th century, when it was superseded by santals.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

santal m (uncountable)

  1. Santali (Austroasiatic language of India)

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