sandarac

noun
san·​da·​rac | \ ˈsan-də-ˌrak How to pronounce sandarac (audio) \

Definition of sandarac

: a brittle faintly aromatic translucent resin obtained from a northern African tree (Tetraclinis articulata) of the cypress family and used chiefly in making varnish and as incense also : a similar resin obtained from any of several Australian trees (genus Callitris) of the same family

First Known Use of sandarac

1543, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sandarac

Latin sandaraca red coloring, from Greek sandarakē realgar, red pigment from realgar

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The first known use of sandarac was in 1543

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“Sandarac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sandarac. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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sandarac

noun
san·​da·​rac | \ ˈsan-də-ˌrak How to pronounce sandarac (audio) \

Medical Definition of sandarac

: a brittle aromatic translucent resin obtained from a large northern African tree (Callitris articulata) of the cypress family (Cupressaceae) and used chiefly in making varnish and as incense also : a similar resin obtained from any of several related Australian trees

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