sandarac
noun Etymology: Latin sandaraca red coloring, from Greek sandarakē realgar, red pigment from realgar Date: 1543 a brittle faintly aromatic translucent resin obtained from a northern African tree (Tetraclinis articulata) of the cypress family and used chiefly in making varnish and as incense; also a similar resin obtained from any of several Australian trees (genus Callitris) of the same family

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  • sandarac — SANDARÁC s.n. Răşină naturală extrasă dintr o specie de tuia, folosită la prepararea lacurilor şi a vopselelor, a unor chituri pentru sticlă şi porţelan etc. – Din fr. sandaraque, lat. sandaraca. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 17.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  …   Dicționar Român

  • sandarac — [san′də rak΄] n. [L sandaraca < Gr sandarakē: prob. akin to Sans candra raga, having the glow of the moon: for IE base see SANDALWOOD] 1. a brittle, slightly aromatic, somewhat transparent, yellowish resin exuded from the bark of several… …   English World dictionary

  • sandarac — citronwood citronwood n. 1. wood of a citron tree. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a durable fragrant wood used in building (as in the roof of Cordova Cathedral); called also {sandarac}. Syn: sandarac. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sandarac — In mineralogy, sandarac, or sandarach, may refer to realgar or native arsenic disulfide, but is generally (a use found in Dioscorides) a resin obtained from the small coniferous tree Tetraclinis articulata , native to the northwest of Africa, and …   Wikipedia

  • sandarac — /san deuh rak /, n. 1. a coniferous tree, Tetraclinis articulata (Callitrus quadrivalvis), native to northwestern Africa, yielding a resin and a fragrant, hard, dark colored wood much used in building. 2. the brittle, usually pale yellow, faintly …   Universalium

  • sandarac — /ˈsændəræk/ (say sanduhrak) noun 1. a brittle, usually pale yellow, more or less transparent, faintly aromatic resin exuding from the bark of the sandarac tree and used chiefly as incense and in making varnish. 2. a tree, Tetraclinis articulata… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sandarac — nariuotasis voženis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kiparisinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Tetraclinis articulata), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietų Europoje. Iš jo gaunama derva. atitikmenys: lot. Tetraclinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Sandarac — Sandarach San da*rach, Sandarac San da*rac,, n. [L. sandaraca, Gr. ?.] 1. (Min.) Realgar; red sulphide of arsenic. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot. Chem.) A white or yellow resin obtained from a Barbary tree ({Callitris quadrivalvis} or {Thuya… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sandarac — Sandaraque Sandaraque Général No CAS 9000 57 1 No EINECS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sandarac — sandarakas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Kiparisinių šeimos medžio (Callitris quadrivalvis) kvapūs sakai. atitikmenys: angl. sandarac rus. сандарак …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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