See also: Santal

English edit

Etymology edit

From Santalum (genus of sandalwood) +‎ -al (aldehyde). Compare santyl.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsæntæl/
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Noun edit

santal (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) A colourless crystalline substance, isomeric with piperonal, but having weak acid properties. It is extracted from sandalwood.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “santal”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

Anagrams edit

Cebuano edit

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: san‧tal

Noun edit


  1. Ixora, the only genus in the tribe Ixoreae, flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family.

French edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Arabicصَنْدَل(ṣandal).

Noun edit

santal m (plural sandals or santaux)

  1. sandalwood (any of various trees in genus Santalum; the aromatic wood of such trees)
Usage notes edit

The plural santaux was used until the 19th century, when it was superseded by santals.

Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

santal m (uncountable)

  1. Santali (Austroasiatic language of eastern South Asia)

Further reading edit

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French santal

Noun edit

santal m (plural santal)

  1. sandalwood

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