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Noun: red sandalwood
  1. Hard durable wood of red sandalwood trees (Pterocarpus santalinus); prized for cabinetwork
    - ruby wood
  2. Tree of India and East Indies yielding a hard fragrant timber prized for cabinetwork and dark red heartwood used as a dyewood
    - red sanders, red sanderswood, red saunders, Pterocarpus santalinus
  3. East Indian tree with racemes of yellow-white flowers; cultivated as an ornamental
    - coralwood, coral-wood, Barbados pride, peacock flower fence, Adenanthera pavonina

Derived forms: red sandalwoods

Type of: tree, wood

Part of: Adenanthera, genus Adenanthera, genus Pterocarpus, Pterocarpus

Encyclopedia: Red sandalwood