sandalwood oil

noun

Definition of sandalwood oil

  1. :  an essential oil obtained from sandalwood: such asa :  a pale yellow somewhat viscous aromatic liquid obtained from a sandalwood (Santalum album) and used chiefly in perfumes and soapsb :  an oil obtained from a sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) of Australia

First Known Use of sandalwood oil

1851


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noun san·dal·wood oil \ˈsan-dəl-ˌwu̇d-\

Medical Definition of sandalwood oil

  1. :  a pale yellow somewhat viscous aromatic liquid essential oil obtained from a sandalwood (Santalum album) and used chiefly in perfumes and soaps and especially formerly in medicine—called also santal oil

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