from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a heavy, dark red dyewood, being the heartwood of two leguminous trees of India (Pterocarpus santalinus, and Adenanthera pavonina); -- called also red sanderswood, sanders or saunders, and rubywood.
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- n. East Indian tree with racemes of yellow-white flowers; cultivated as an ornamental
- n. hard durable wood of red sandalwood trees (Pterocarpus santalinus); prized for cabinetwork
- n. tree of India and East Indies yielding a hard fragrant timber prized for cabinetwork and dark red heartwood used as a dyewood
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