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

  • n. A colorless liquid, C15H24O, obtained from sandalwood and used in perfumes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ethereal oil, C15H26O, found in sandal-wood-oil. It yields water and a sesquiterpene, C15H24, when treated with phosphorus pentoxid. It boils at 310┬░ C.


New Latin Santalum, sandalwood genus (from Medieval Latin santalum, sandalwood; see sandal2) + -ol(e).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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