sandalwood

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san·dal·wood / ˈsandlˌwoŏd/ • n. (also white sandalwood) a widely cultivated Indian tree (Santalum album, family Santalaceae) that yields fragrant timber and oil. ∎  a perfume or incense derived from this timber.

sandalwood

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sandalwood Any of several species of Asian trees of the genus Santalum, many of which are parasites on the roots of other plants. The fragrant wood is used in carving and joss sticks. The distilled oil is used in perfumes and medicines. Height: to 10m (33ft). Family Santalaceae.

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sandalwood See SANTALUM.