sandalwood: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (san'dl-wood"), [key]
- the fragrant heartwood of any of certain Asian trees of the genus Santalum, used for ornamental carving and burned as incense.
- any of these trees, esp. S. albuman evergreen of India, having ovate leaves and yellowish flowers that turn red.
- any of various related or similar trees or their woods, esp. an East Indian tree, Pterocarpus santalinusof the legume family, or its heavy dark-red wood that yields a dye.
- sandalwood (Thesaurus)