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.
Group relationships: Genus Pterocarpus, Pterocarpus
Terms within: Red Sandalwood, Ruby Wood
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pterocarpus Santalinus
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. ..."