red sandalwood

noun

Definition of red sandalwood

1 a or red sanders or red sanderswood or red saunders :a tree (Pterocarpus santalinus) of India and the East Indies
b :the hard durable fragrant timber of this tree that is much prized for cabinetwork called also ruby wood
c :the dark red heartwood of red sandalwood used as a dyewood and for coloring tinctures and other liquid preparations
2 :an East Indian tree (Adenanthera pavonina) much cultivated for ornament called also bead tree, Barbados pride, coralwood; see circassian seed

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