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Topic: PLANTS

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: sandal 'sandalwood' (14-20 centuries) (from Medieval Latin sandalum, from Late Greek, from Sanskrit candana) + wood

sandalwood

noun
     
san‧dal‧wood [uncountable]
HBPDCB pleasant-smelling wood from a Southern Asian tree, or the oil from this wood
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