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

First Known Use of sandalwood oil

1851, in the meaning defined above

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sandalwood oil

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

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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