See also: Sandalwood
Alternative forms edit
- Any of various tropical trees of the genus Santalum, native or long naturalized in India, Australia, Hawaii, and many south Pacific islands.
- The aromatic heartwood of these trees used in ornamental carving, in the construction of insect-repellent boxes and chests, and as a source of certain perfumes.
- 1680, T. K., The Kitchin-Phyſician; Or, a Guide for Good-Housewives in Maintaining Their Families in Health. […] , To cure the Palpitation of the Heart, page 70:
- You ſhall put in a little bag the Powder of Sandalwood with the aforeſaid well-ſcenting Spices, and heart-ſtrengthening Powders, and lay it warm upon the left breaſt.
- 1847, R. G. A. Levinge, Echoes from the Backwoods; Or, Sketches of Transatlantic Life, second edition, volume 1, London: Henry Colburn, Appendix § Notes on the Trees of New Brunswick, page 288:
- The branches of the white cedar will keep off moths when placed amongst clothes or furs. Boxes of red cedar (cedar of Lebanon) will do the same, as also sandalwood.
Derived terms edit
any of various tropical trees of the genus Santalum
the aromatic heartwood of the trees of the genus Santalum