false sandalwood


Definition of false sandalwood

1 : a small spiny often shrubby tropical tree (Ximenia americana) that has an astringent bark rich in tannins, leathery opposite leaves, whitish flowers, and a yellow to orange edible fruit which resembles a plum and contains a very oily seed and that yields a very dense heavy aromatic wood
2 : the wood of the false sandalwood sometimes substituted for sandalwood

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“False sandalwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/false%20sandalwood. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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