noun (1)
san·​tal | \ ˈsantᵊl \
plural -s

Definition of santal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a crystalline compound C16H12O6 derived from flavone and obtained from red sandalwood and camwood


noun (2)
San·​tal | \ ˌsən‧ˈtäl \
plural Santal or Santals

Definition of Santal (Entry 2 of 2)

: a member of a Kolarian people in southeastern Bihar and adjacent Bengal

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History and Etymology for santal

Noun (1)

French, red sandalwood, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin sandalum, santalum sandalwood

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“Santal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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