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ˈsæn dlˌwʊdsan·dal·wood

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sandalwoodnoun

    close-grained fragrant yellowish heartwood of the true sandalwood; has insect repelling properties and is used for carving and cabinetwork


  1. sandalwoodnoun

    Any of various tropical trees of the genus Santalum, native to India, Australia, Hawaii, and many south Pacific islands.

    Etymology: From earlier sandal + wood.

  2. sandalwoodnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From earlier sandal + wood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sandalwoodnoun

    the highly perfumed yellowish heartwood of an East Indian and Polynesian tree (Santalum album), and of several other trees of the same genus, as the Hawaiian Santalum Freycinetianum and S. pyrularium, the Australian S. latifolium, etc. The name is extended to several other kinds of fragrant wood

    Etymology: [F. sandal, santal, fr. Ar. andal, or Gr. sa`ntalon; both ultimately fr. Skr. candana. Cf. Sanders.]

  2. Sandalwoodnoun

    any tree of the genus Santalum, or a tree which yields sandalwood

    Etymology: [F. sandal, santal, fr. Ar. andal, or Gr. sa`ntalon; both ultimately fr. Skr. candana. Cf. Sanders.]

  3. Sandalwoodnoun

    the red wood of a kind of buckthorn, used in Russia for dyeing leather (Rhamnus Dahuricus)

    Etymology: [F. sandal, santal, fr. Ar. andal, or Gr. sa`ntalon; both ultimately fr. Skr. candana. Cf. Sanders.]


  1. Sandalwood

    Sandalwood is the name of a class of fragrant woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and unlike many other aromatic woods they retain their fragrance for decades. As well as using the harvested and cut wood, essential oils are also extracted from the woods for use. Both the wood and the oil produce a distinctive fragrance that has been highly valued for centuries. Consequently, the slow-growing trees have been overharvested in many areas.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sandalwood

    san′dal-wōōd, n. a compact and fine-grained tropical wood, remarkable for its fragrance. [Fr. sandal—Low L. santalum—Late Gr. santalon.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sandalwood in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sandalwood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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