Definition of Pterocarpus santalinus

1. Noun. Tree of India and East Indies yielding a hard fragrant timber prized for cabinetwork and dark red heartwood used as a dyewood.

Exact synonyms: Red Sandalwood, Red Sanders, Red Sanderswood, Red Saunders
Group relationships: Genus Pterocarpus, Pterocarpus
Terms within: Red Sandalwood, Ruby Wood
Generic synonyms: Tree



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pterocarpus Santalinus

Pteriidae
Pteris
Pteris cretica
Pteris multifida
Pteris serrulata
Pternohyla
Pternohyla fodiens
Pterocarpus
Pterocarpus angolensis
Pterocarpus indicus
Pterocarpus macrocarpus
Pterocarpus marsupium
Pterocarpus santalinus (current term)
Pterocarya
Pterocarya fraxinifolia
Pterocles
Pterocles alchata
Pterocles indicus
Pteroclididae
Pterocnemia
Pterocnemia pennata
Pterodactylidae
Pterodactylus
Pterois
Pteropogon humboltianum
Pteropsida
Pteropus

Literary usage of Pterocarpus santalinus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Indian Forester (1883)
"... cattle in this manner, is a very delicate operation, which requires the most careful control. Pterocarpus santalinus. ENGLISH, RED SANDERS, OR RED WOOD. ..."

2. The plants of the Bible, trees and shrubs by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"(Santalum album, Linn., according to some, while according to others it is Pterocarpus santalinus.) " The navy of Hiram...brought in from Ophir great plenty ..."

3. The Timber Trees, Timber and Fancy Woods, as Also, the Forests, of India and by Edward Balfour (1870)
"MAHR., Pterocarpus santalinus, L. Rakta ... Rakta gandham, TEL.,Pterocarpus santalinus, ... HIND., Pterocarpus santalinus, Linn. ..."

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