sandalwood oil


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

Examples of sandalwood oil in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sandalwood oil was in 1851

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“Sandalwood oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

sandalwood oil

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