false sandalwood

noun

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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