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  1. sandalwood.
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Origin of santal

see origin at sandal2


noun, plural San·tals, (especially collectively) San·tal.
  1. a member of a tribal people who live mainly in the state of Bihar in northeastern India.
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Examples from the Web for santal

Historical Examples

  • A Santal woman may carry as much as fifteen kilogrammes of ornaments on her body.

    The Sexual Question

    August Forel

  • Perhaps a mentally incomplete Santal did once do something of the kind.

  • By a "phonetic" error, santal is often printed "sandal," and "sandel."

    The Art of Perfumery

    G. W. Septimus Piesse

  • I have aimed at making these Santal Folk-tales, in their English dress, true to the forests and hills of their nativity.

  • The claims made for Gonosan might with equal force be made for oil of santal alone.