sandalwood oil

noun

Definition of sandalwood oil

: an essential oil obtained from sandalwood: such as
a : a pale yellow somewhat viscous aromatic liquid obtained from a sandalwood (Santalum album) and used chiefly in perfumes and soaps
b : an oil obtained from a sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) of Australia

Examples of sandalwood oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Witch hazel and soothing, sandalwood oil salves work for some, but can worsen the condition in others. Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug. 2019 For example, the toner is made of water, organic apple cider vinegar, organic witch hazel, organic clary sage oil and organic sandalwood oil. Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug. 2019 But that's not its only hero ingredient: It's bolstered by brightening sandalwood oil, clarifying myrrh resin extract, and calendula. Taylore Glynn, Marie Claire, 15 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of sandalwood oil

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sandalwood oil was in 1851

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“Sandalwood oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sandalwood%20oil. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for sandalwood oil

sandalwood oil

noun
san·​dal·​wood oil | \ ˈsan-dᵊl-ˌwu̇d- How to pronounce sandalwood oil (audio) \

Medical Definition of sandalwood oil

: 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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