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sandalwood

(Encyclopedia) sandalwood, name for several fragrant tropical woods, especially for Santalum album, an evergreen partially parasitic tree either native to India or introduced there centuries ago. It…

Brewer's: Sandalwood

A corruption of Santalwood, a plant of the genus Santalum and natural order Santalaceae. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894SandbanksSandalphon A B C D E…

Sumba

(Encyclopedia) Sumba or Soembaboth: so͞om´bä, island (1990 pop. 444,777), 4,305 sq mi (11,150 sq km), Indonesia, one of the Lesser Sundas, in the Indian Ocean, S of Flores across Sumba Strait. The…

Efate

(Encyclopedia) Efate ĕfä´tē, Fr. Vatévätā´, volcanic island, c.300 sq mi (780 sq km), South Pacific, most important island of Vanuatu and seat of Port Vila, the capital and administrative center.…

algum

(Encyclopedia) algum ăl´gəm, ôl´–, or almugăl´məg, ôl´–, precious wood mentioned in the Bible (2 Chron. 2.8; 9.10,11), used in the Temple of Solomon and in his palace, brought from Ophir and Lebanon…

Vanua Levu

(Encyclopedia) Vanua Levu väno͞o´ä lā´vo͞o or Sandalwood Island, volcanic island, 2,137 sq mi (5,535 sq km), S Pacific, second largest of the Fiji Islands. Nasoro Levu, or Mt. Thurston (3,139 ft/960…

Bharatpur

(Encyclopedia) Bharatpur bərŭt´po͝or, city (1991 pop. 156,880), Rajasthan state, N central India. It is a district administrative center and agricultural market. The city is noted for products…

Ophir

(Encyclopedia) Ophir ō´fər, in the Bible. 1 Seaport or region from which the ships of Solomon brought fine gold in great quantity. Sandalwood, precious stones, ivory, apes, and peacocks were also…