Adjective "sandalwood" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A widely cultivated Indian tree which yields fragrant timber and oil.
  1. 'Sitting in the centre of Wanfuge, the largest pavilion, is a 26-metre statue of Maitreya, Buddha of the Future, carved out of a single trunk of a white sandalwood tree.'
  2. 'He is also said to have slain more than 2,000 elephants for their tusks and felled thousands of sandalwood trees.'
  3. 'A group of militiamen, apparently unarmed, stood beneath a large sandalwood tree.'
  4. 'One of the trees found in tropical deciduous forests is the sandalwood tree.'
  5. 'So now we're standing next to one of the sandalwood trees.'
  6. 'But after the felling of a sandalwood tree inside the GNP, the authorities have decided not to allow the mahout and the animal into the park.'
  7. 'The Government should impose strict measures to contain illegal cutting down of sandalwood trees.'
  8. 'A tall sandalwood tree, the transverse section of a teak trunk and the colossal egg of an ostrich are some of the other fascinating exhibits.'
  9. 'A sandalwood tree infected with this mycoplasma organism usually dies within three years.'
  10. 'In the February issue, Marayoor, known for its natural sandalwood forests and prehistoric rock paintings, is featured.'
  11. 'You can also try basil, chamomile, juniper, neroli or sandalwood essential oils.'
  12. 'It's a delicious blend of frankincense, marjoram, sandalwood and lavender that promotes a restful sleep.'
  13. 'Lavender, sandalwood, clary sage, rose, frankincense and pine are good choices.'
  14. 'The recipient's skin is bathed with water and a herbal paste of sandalwood, jasmine, and rose.'
  15. 'Enhance your romantic moments with scents known for their aphrodisiac properties: jasmine, tuberose, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, rose and clary sage.'
  16. 'Remove from heat, pour into a ceramic bowl, add fifteen drops each of the lavender and sandalwood essential oil and beat until cool and creamy.'
  17. 'Cooler notes are provided by wisteria, musk and linen while vanilla, sandalwood and acacia warm to the pulse points.'
  18. 'This woody fragrance is spicy and fresh with a blend of fresh jasmine, lemon, sandalwood, and warm spices.'
  19. 'Bring moisture to dry skin-using essential oils of palmarosa, rosewood or sandalwood.'
  20. 'Jasmine, patchouli, sandalwood, rose, ylang-ylang and a number of other aromatherapy oils used in perfumery are known for their aphrodisiac properties.'
  21. 'An S-shaped chopsticks rack made from red sandalwood is a symbol of good luck.'
  22. 'Most furniture was made out of hardwood, for example, red sandalwood or walnut.'

More definitions

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, especially S. album (white sandalwood) an evergreen of India, having ovate leaves and yellowish flowers that turn red.

3. any of various related or similar trees or their woods, especially an East Indian tree, Pterocarpus santalinus (red sandalwood) of the legume family, or its heavy dark-red wood that yields a dye.

More examples(as adjective)

"plantationses can be sandalwood."

"smugglers can be sandalwood."

"poachers can be sandalwood."

"lasts can be sandalwood."

"forests can be sandalwood."

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Early 16th century: sandal from medieval Latin sandalum (based on Sanskrit candana) + wood.