[ noun ] close-grained fragrant yellowish heartwood of the true sandalwood; has insect-repelling properties and is used for carving and cabinetwork

Used in print

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

Rummaging through a stack of drawers nearby , you unearthed an antique French chess_set in ivory and sandalwood , which , along with two box_Kodaks , you added to your haul .

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wood sandalwood_tree