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sandalwood, noun

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Also sandle-wood.
Origin:
EnglishShow more Transferred use of general English sandalwood a name used of several species of trees of the genus Santalum with scented wood; see quotation 1961.
The tambotie (sense 1), Spirostachys africana; the wood of this tree. Also attributive. Occasionally also with defining word, as African sandalwood, Cape sandalwood.
1850 R.G.G. Cumming Hunter’s Life II. 89Here Mollyee climbed to the summit of a sandle-wood tree to try if he could see the elephants.
1987 F. Von Breitenbach Nat. List of Indigenous Trees 97Spirostachys africana,..Tamboti, African sandalwood, Jumping-bean tree.
The tambotie (sense 1), Spirostachys africana; the wood of this tree. Also attributive. Occasionally also with defining word, as African sandalwood, Cape sandalwood.

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