santal

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noun (1)

san·​tal
ˈsantᵊl
plural -s
: a crystalline compound C16H12O6 derived from flavone and obtained from red sandalwood and camwood

Santal

2 of 2

noun (2)

San·​tal
ˌsən‧ˈtäl
plural Santal or Santals
: a member of a Kolarian people in southeastern Bihar and adjacent Bengal

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

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

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“Santal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/santal. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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