red sanderswood
Sandalwood San"dal*wood, n. [F. sandal, santal, fr. Ar. [,c]andal, or Gr. sa`ntalon; both ultimately fr. Skr. candana. Cf. {Sanders}.] (Bot.) (a) 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. (b) Any tree of the genus {Santalum}, or a tree which yields sandalwood. (c) The red wood of a kind of buckthorn, used in Russia for dyeing leather ({Rhamnus Dahuricus}). [1913 Webster]

{False sandalwood}, the fragrant wood of several trees not of the genus {Santalum}, as {Ximenia Americana}, {Myoporum tenuifolium} of Tahiti.

{Red sandalwood}, a heavy, dark red dyewood, being the heartwood of two leguminous trees of India ({Pterocarpus santalinus}, and {Adenanthera pavonina}); -- called also {red sanderswood}, {sanders} or {saunders}, and {rubywood}. [1913 Webster]


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  • red sanderswood — noun tree of India and East Indies yielding a hard fragrant timber prized for cabinetwork and dark red heartwood used as a dyewood • Syn: ↑red sandalwood, ↑red sanders, ↑red saunders, ↑Pterocarpus santalinus • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Member Holony …   Useful english dictionary

  • red sanderswood — kvapusis koralmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Pterocarpus santalinus), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje (Indijoje). atitikmenys: lot. Pterocarpus santalinu angl. red sanders; red… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • red sandalwood — noun 1. hard durable wood of red sandalwood trees (Pterocarpus santalinus); prized for cabinetwork • Syn: ↑ruby wood • Hypernyms: ↑wood • Substance Holonyms: ↑red sanders, ↑red sanderswood, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • red saunders — noun tree of India and East Indies yielding a hard fragrant timber prized for cabinetwork and dark red heartwood used as a dyewood • Syn: ↑red sandalwood, ↑red sanders, ↑red sanderswood, ↑Pterocarpus santalinus • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Member …   Useful english dictionary

  • red sanders — noun tree of India and East Indies yielding a hard fragrant timber prized for cabinetwork and dark red heartwood used as a dyewood • Syn: ↑red sandalwood, ↑red sanderswood, ↑red saunders, ↑Pterocarpus santalinus • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Membe …   Useful english dictionary

  • Red sandalwood — Sandalwood San dal*wood, n. [F. sandal, santal, fr. Ar. [,c]andal, or Gr. sa ntalon; both ultimately fr. Skr. candana. Cf. {Sanders}.] (Bot.) (a) The highly perfumed yellowish heartwood of an East Indian and Polynesian tree ({Santalum album}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red sanders — kvapusis koralmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Pterocarpus santalinus), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje (Indijoje). atitikmenys: lot. Pterocarpus santalinu angl. red sanders; red… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • red saunders — kvapusis koralmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Pterocarpus santalinus), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje (Indijoje). atitikmenys: lot. Pterocarpus santalinu angl. red sanders; red… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • red-sandalwood — kvapusis koralmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Pterocarpus santalinus), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje (Indijoje). atitikmenys: lot. Pterocarpus santalinu angl. red sanders; red… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • ruby wood — noun hard durable wood of red sandalwood trees (Pterocarpus santalinus); prized for cabinetwork • Syn: ↑red sandalwood • Hypernyms: ↑wood • Substance Holonyms: ↑red sandalwood, ↑red sanders, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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