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2 definitions found
 for Red sandalwood
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sandalwood \San"dal*wood\, n. [F. sandal, santal, fr. Ar.
     [,c]andal, or Gr. sa`ntalon; both ultimately fr. Skr.
     candana. Cf. Sanders.] (Bot.)
     (a) The highly perfumed yellowish heartwood of an East Indian
         and Polynesian tree ({Santalum album), and of several
         other trees of the same genus, as the Hawaiian Santalum
         Freycinetianum and Santalum pyrularium, the Australian
         Santalum latifolium, etc. The name is extended to
         several other kinds of fragrant wood.
     (b) Any tree of the genus Santalum, or a tree which yields
         sandalwood.
     (c) The red wood of a kind of buckthorn, used in Russia for
         dyeing leather ({Rhamnus Dahuricus).
         [1913 Webster]
  
     False sandalwood, the fragrant wood of several trees not of
        the genus Santalum, as Ximenia Americana, Myoporum
        tenuifolium of Tahiti.
  
     Red sandalwood, a heavy, dark red dyewood, being the
        heartwood of two leguminous trees of India ({Pterocarpus
        santalinus, and Adenanthera pavonina); -- called also
        red sanderswood, sanders or saunders, and
        rubywood.
        [1913 Webster] Sandarach

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  red sandalwood
      n 1: hard durable wood of red sandalwood trees (Pterocarpus
           santalinus); prized for cabinetwork [syn: ruby wood, red
           sandalwood]
      2: tree of India and East Indies yielding a hard fragrant timber
         prized for cabinetwork and dark red heartwood used as a
         dyewood [syn: red sandalwood, red sanders, red
         sanderswood, red saunders, Pterocarpus santalinus]
      3: East Indian tree with racemes of yellow-white flowers;
         cultivated as an ornamental [syn: coralwood, coral-wood,
         red sandalwood, Barbados pride, peacock flower fence,
         Adenanthera pavonina]

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