Definition of sandalwood noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsændlwʊd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsændlwʊd//
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a type of oil with a sweet smell that is obtained from a hard tropical wood (also called sandalwood) and is used to make perfume Word Originearly 16th cent.: sandal from medieval Latin sandalum (based on Sanskrit candana) + wood.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sandalwood