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sandarac

noun san·da·rac \ˈsan-də-ˌrak\

Definition of SANDARAC

:  a brittle faintly aromatic translucent resin obtained from a northern African tree (Tetraclinis articulata) of the cypress family and used chiefly in making varnish and as incense; also :  a similar resin obtained from any of several Australian trees (genus Callitris) of the same family
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Origin of SANDARAC

Latin sandaraca red coloring, from Greek sandarakē realgar, red pigment from realgar
First Known Use: 1543
Medical Dictionary

sandarac

noun san·da·rac \ˈsan-də-ˌrak\

Medical Definition of SANDARAC

:  a brittle aromatic translucent resin obtained from a large northern African tree (Callitris articulata) of the cypress family (Cupressaceae) and used chiefly in making varnish and as incense; also :  a similar resin obtained from any of several related Australian trees

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