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a. Any of several tropical Asian hemiparasitic trees of the genus Santalum, especially S. album, having aromatic yellowish heartwood used in cabinetmaking and wood carving and yielding an oil used in perfumery.
b. Any of several other tropical Asian trees, especially those of the genera Adenanthera and Pterocarpus that yield a hard wood and a red dye.
c. The wood of any of these trees.
2. A light to moderate or grayish brown.


(ˈsændəlˌwʊd) ,




1. (Plants) any of several evergreen hemiparasitic trees of the genus Santalum, esp S. album (white sandalwood), of S Asia and Australia, having hard light-coloured heartwood: family Santalaceae
2. (Forestry) the wood of any of these trees, which is used for carving, is burned as incense, and yields an aromatic oil used in perfumery
3. (Plants) any of various similar trees or their wood, esp Pterocarpus santalinus (red sandalwood), a leguminous tree of SE Asia having dark red wood used as a dye
[C14 sandal, from Medieval Latin sandalum, from Late Greek sandanon, from Sanskrit candana sandalwood]


(ˈsæn dlˌwʊd)

1. the fragrant reddish yellow heartwood of an Indian tree, Santalum album, or of related trees in the sandalwood family: used for incense and ornamental carving.
2. any of various similar trees or their wood.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sandalwood - close-grained fragrant yellowish heartwood of the true sandalwoodsandalwood - close-grained fragrant yellowish heartwood of the true sandalwood; has insect repelling properties and is used for carving and cabinetwork
sandalwood tree, Santalum album, true sandalwood - parasitic tree of Indonesia and Malaysia having fragrant close-grained yellowish heartwood with insect repelling properties and used, e.g., for making chests
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees


[ˈsændlwʊd] Nsándalo m


(= wood) → bois m de santal
(= tree) → santal m
(= oil) → huile f de santal


nSandelholz nt
attrSandelholz-; sandalwood oilSandelholzöl nt


1. n (wood) → legno di sandalo; (oil) → olio di sandalo
2. adj (soap, perfume) → al sandalo
References in classic literature ?
I found it afterward in the boat bottom and presented it to the sandalwood trader who rescued me.
The other head, equally ancient, was a white man's, as the heavy blond moustache, twisted and askew on the shrivelled upper lip, gave sufficient advertisement; and Sheldon wondered what forgotten beche-de-mer fisherman or sandalwood trader had gone to furnish that ghastly trophy.
The pedlar's smile grew more ingratiating, though he understood no word of what Cronshaw said, and like a conjurer he produced a sandalwood box.
Every little girl can easily imagine what an extra good time she had diving into a sea of treasures and fishing up one pretty thing after another, till the air was full of the mingled odours of musk and sandalwood, the room gay with bright colours, and Rose in a rapture of delight.
I never saw him before, in my life, but I instantly lay my finger on him and say "Paris!" I see some cups and saucers of Chinese make, equally strangers to me personally: I put my finger on them, then and there, and I say "Pekin, Nankin, and Canton." It is the same with Japan, with Egypt, and with bamboo and sandalwood from the East Indies; I put my finger on them all.
Port Adams is a salt-water village on Malaita, and Malaita is the most savage island in the Solomons--so savage that no traders or planters have yet gained a foothold on it; while, from the time of the earliest bˆche-de-mer fishers and sandalwood traders down to the latest labor recruiters equipped with automatic rifles and gasolene engines, scores of white adventurers have been passed out by tomahawks and soft-nosed Snider bullets.
Summary: Srikakulam (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Aug 23 (ANI): Three persons were arrested after the Pathapatnam police seized red sandalwood weighing around 200 kgs from a vehicle near Kosamala village here.
He said the biggest haul was the seizure of 45 kilogrammes (kg) of sandalwood worth RM1.3 million at the Hasan Merah illegal jetty in Rantau Panjang at 1.30pm on July 15.
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In the base note, a hint of cardamom mingles with sandalwood and guaiac, emphasising all the nobility of wood.