- sandalwood island,
Origin of sandalwood
Examples from the Web for sandalwood
Banquet tables were bedecked with orchids, candles, and sandalwood fans to prevent sweating in eveningwear.
Sandalwood is largely employed for fans, on account of its lightness, the ease with which it is worked, and also its fine aroma.History of the Fan|George Woolliscroft Rhead
The wood of the naio when dry has a fragrance resembling that of sandalwood, and is used for torches in fishing.
The air was heavy with sandalwood, and attar of rose, and incense.A Little Girl in Old Salem|Amanda Minnie Douglas
The country near the watercourses is wooded with myall, western-wood acacia, and Port Curtis sandalwood.Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria|William Landsborough
And he shut Hyacinthe into the shed with a smoky lamp, his tools, and the sandalwood cabinet.Christmas Stories And Legends|Various
Word Origin for sandalwood
1510s, earlier sandell (c.1400), saundres (early 14c.), from Old French sandale, from Medieval Latin sandalum, from Late Greek santalon, ultimately from Sanskrit čandana-m "the sandalwood tree," perhaps literally "wood for burning incense," related to candrah "shining, glowing," and cognate with Latin candere "to shine, glow" (see candle).