sandalwood oil
noun Date: 1851 an essential oil obtained from sandalwood: as a. a pale yellow somewhat viscous aromatic liquid obtained from a sandalwood (Santalum album) and used chiefly in perfumes and soaps b. an oil obtained from a sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) of Australia

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  • sandalwood oil — noun 1. : an essential oil obtained from sandalwood: as a. : a pale yellow somewhat viscous aromatic liquid obtained from the sandalwood (Santalum album) usually from Mysore, India, and used chiefly in perfumes and soaps and especially formerly… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sandalwood oil — SYN: santal oil. * * * san·dal·wood oil san dəl .wu̇d n a pale yellow somewhat viscous aromatic liquid essential oil obtained from a sandalwood (Santalum album) and used chiefly in perfumes and soaps and esp. formerly in medicine called also… …   Medical dictionary

  • Australian sandalwood oil — noun see sandalwood oil …   Useful english dictionary

  • East Indian sandalwood oil — noun see sandalwood oil …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sandalwood — For other uses, see Sandalwood (disambiguation). Santalum paniculatum (ʻiliahi), Hawaiʻi Sandalwood is the name of a class of fragrant woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine grained, and unlike many other… …   Wikipedia

  • sandalwood — /san dl wood /, n. 1. the fragrant heartwood of any of certain Asian trees of the genus Santalum, used for ornamental carving and burned as incense. 2. any of these trees, esp. S. album (white sandalwood), an evergreen of India, having ovate… …   Universalium

  • sandalwood — n. 1 the scented wood of a sandal tree. 2 a perfume derived from this. Phrases and idioms: red sandalwood the red wood from either of two SE Asian trees, Adenanthera pavonina and Pterocarpus santalinus, used as timber and to produce a red dye.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sandalwood — UK [ˈsænd(ə)lˌwʊd] / US noun Word forms sandalwood : singular sandalwood plural sandalwoods a) [countable] a tree with a pleasant smelling wood, grown in India for its oil and used for making soap and perfume b) [uncountable] the wood of a… …   English dictionary

  • sandalwood — /ˈsændlwʊd / (say sandlwood) noun 1. a. any of certain Asian and Australian trees of the genus Santalum (family Santalaceae), especially S. album (white sandalwood), an evergreen of India. b. the fragrant heartwood of any of these trees, used for …   Australian English dictionary

  • sandalwood — [[t]sæ̱nd(ə)lwʊd[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Sandalwood is the sweet smelling wood of a tree that is found in South Asia and Australia. It is also the name of the tree itself. 2) N UNCOUNT Sandalwood is the oil extracted from the wood of the tree. It is… …   English dictionary

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