the fragrant heartwood of any of certain Asian trees of the genus Santalum, used for ornamental carving and burned as incense.
any of these trees, especially S. album(white sandalwood ), an evergreen of India, having ovate leaves and yellowish flowers that turn red.
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How to use sandalwood in a sentence
The delightful result is layered with vanilla, oak, and a sweet sandalwood.
The labels tout sandalwood and tobacco, but I just smell my high school locker room and the desperate attempt to cover up teenage body odor.This Face Wash Made Me Rethink My Skin-Care Routine | Luke Whelan | April 21, 2021 | Outside Online
Banquet tables were bedecked with orchids, candles, and sandalwood fans to prevent sweating in eveningwear.
A heavy vapor ascended into his nostrils, a vapor warm with the perfume of burning sandalwood and aromatic unguents and spices.The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
In a square box, smelling of sandalwood, was an exquisite kimono of palest pink crêpe, embroidered with wisteria blossoms.Glory of Youth | Temple Bailey
Cynthia thought she liked it better than sandalwood and the pungent Oriental perfumes.A Little Girl in Old Salem | Amanda Minnie Douglas
He sent the amber to her in a sandalwood box cunningly carved and inlaid with ivory and ebony and silver.The Incredible Honeymoon | E. Nesbit
The strange perfume was that of sandalwood oil, and he instantly realised what the circumstance meant.A Chinese Command | Harry Collingwood
British Dictionary definitions for sandalwood
any of several evergreen hemiparasitic trees of the genus Santalum, esp S. album (white sandalwood), of S Asia and Australia, having hard light-coloured heartwood: family Santalaceae
the wood of any of these trees, which is used for carving, is burned as incense, and yields an aromatic oil used in perfumery
any of various similar trees or their wood, esp Pterocarpus santalinus (red sandalwood), a leguminous tree of SE Asia having dark red wood used as a dye
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