from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a Munda people inhabiting parts of northeast India, Bangladesh, and Nepal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A colorless crystalline substance, isomeric with piperonal, but having weak acid properties. It is extracted from sandalwood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as santalaceous; also, belonging to the order Santalales. See Santalales.
  • n. In pharmacy, sandalwood.


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  • Whether the term Santal was derived from the Saont pargana or not, it is therefore at any rate a name conferred by the Hindus and affords no evidence in favour of a separate origin of the tribe.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India—Volume I (of IV)

  • It took six years to develop Santal Massoïa, Mr. Ellena's 10th fragrance in the Hermèssences collection, which launched this week and is sold in Hermès boutiques.

    A French Perfumer's Seductive Sense

  • Grazer keeps nine boxes of Diptyque "Santal" candles in his bedroom.

    Brian Grazer

  • Parmalat's stock jumped 11% to €2.58 in Milan after a temporary trading halt as investors began speculating over a possible bidding war for the producer of milk and Santal fruit juices.

    Lactalis Bids for Rest of Parmalat

  • I've always thought that both the strength and weakness of Diptyque candles is the polarizing effect of their fragrances: I love their woody, smoky "dark" scents (Santal, Baies, Myrrhe), but I can't be doing with their florals (Roses or Gardenia).

    A Few of My Favorite Things

  • Tribes like the Santal, Garo, Hajong, Chakma, Manipuri, Tripuri, Marma etc. have interacted with ethnic Bengali culture and lifestyle over the years.

    Bangladeshi Folk spreading Worldwide

  • North West zone of Bangladesh from Rajshai to Dinajpur many ethnic groups are living, Santal and Orao are the main communities.

    Ethnic Issues Ignored in Media

  • For a more pure sandalwood experience there are a few others out there but Santal de mysore is fun to experience.

    The Sexiest Perfumes

  • I sometimes wear Santal de Mysore, but am not sure about it on my significant other.

    The Sexiest Perfumes

  • This "winter water" I know, my French is atrocious for me springtime-bright: heavy on the hawthorne and iris, with more than a touch of the "whoopee" feeling that I got from Serge Lutens Santal Blanc, but gossamer light.

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