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sandarac (wood)

Definition:

a durable fragrant wood; used in building (as in the roof of the cathedral at Cordova, Spain)

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

sandaracs

Substance in:

sandarac tree

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

late Middle English (denoting realgar): from Latin sandaraca, from Greek...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of sandarac...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Thyine wood

a 15th-century English name for a wood from the tree known botanically as Tetraclinis articulata. The name is derived from the Greek word thuon, "fragrant wood," or possibly thuein, "to sacrifice", and it was so called because it was burnt in... (41 of 263 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Thyine wood

Collins Dictionary:

citron wood

the wood of the citron tree | the wood of the sandarac (11 of 260 words, 2 definitions)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/citron-wood

Random House Dictionary:

citron wood

the wood of the citron. | the wood of the sandarac. (10 of 14 words, 2 definitions)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/citron-wood

Britannica Encyclopedia:

sandarac [resin] | Sandarach

brittle, faintly aromatic, translucent resin, usually available in the form of small, pale yellow, dusty tears; it's used as incense and in making a ... (24 of 82 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/522040​/sandarac

New World Dictionary:

sandarac | sandarac tree [sense-specific]

a brittle, slightly aromatic, somewhat transparent, yellowish resin exuded ... | a northern African tree (Tetraclinus articulata) yielding this resin ... (19 of 80 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

sandarac | Tetraclinis articulata [species] | Callitris [genus]

a brittle faintly aromatic translucent resin obtained from a northern African tree of the cypress family and used chiefly in making varnish and as ... (24 of 68 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sandarac

Oxford Dictionary:

sandarac | gum sandarac

a gum resin obtained from the alerce (cypress) of Spain and North Africa, used in making varnish (17 of 63 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sandarac

Wiktionary:

sandarac | sandarach | Callitris quadrivalvis [species, sense-specific] | Thuya articulata [synonym, species, sense-specific] | Tetraclinis [genus, sense-specific] | realgar [synonym, sense-specific]

[mineralogy, archaic] realgar; red sulphide of arsenic. | [botany, chemistry] A white or yellow resin obtained from a Barbary tree, and pulverized for pounce; probably so called from a resemblance to the mineral. | Any tree from the genus Tetraclinis. (38 of 52 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sandarac

American Heritage Dictionary:

sandarac | Tetraclinis articulata [species, sense-specific]

A coniferous evergreen tree "(Tetraclinis articulata") of Spain and ... | The resin of this tree. (15 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sandarac

Columbia Encyclopedia:

wood | hardwood

botanically, the xylem tissue that forms the bulk of the stem of a woody plant. Xylem conducts sap upward from the roots to the leaves, stores food in ... (28 of 232 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0852648​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

wood | woods [plural] | someone can't see the wood for the trees | not be out of the woods yet

[uncountable] the substance that forms the main part of a tree and is used ... | "wood" or "woods": [countable] a small forest | "someone can't see ... (25 of 166 words, 4 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/wood

Cambridge Dictionary:

wood [entry 1]

a hard substance which forms the branches and trunks of trees and which can be used as a building material, for making things, or as a fuel | a type ... (29 of 109 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/wood 1

wood [entry 2] | woods

[plural]) an area of land covered with a thick growth of trees (12 of 37 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/wood 2

wood [entry 3]

made of wood (3 of 41 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/wood 3

Encarta Dictionary:

citron wood

the wood of the citron tree or of the sandarac tree (11 of 22 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861687681​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

sandarac | gum sandarac

Origin: late Middle English (denoting realgar): from Latin sandaraca, from Greek sandarakē, of Asiatic origin. The current sense dates from the ... (20 of 23 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sandarac

New World Dictionary:

sandarac

Origin: Latin sandaraca from Greek sandarakē: probably akin to Sanskrit candra-raga, having the glow of the moon

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sandarac

Merriam-Webster:

sandarac

First use: 1543

Origin: Latin sandaraca red coloring, from Greek sandarakē realgar, red pigment from realgar

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sandarac

Collins Dictionary:

sandarac | sandarach

First use: 16th century

Origin: sandaracha, from Latin sandaraca red pigment, from Greek sandarakē

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sandarac

American Heritage Dictionary:

sandarac

Origin: Middle English sandaracha, from Latin, red pigment, from Greek sandarakē, realgar.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sandarac

Wiktionary:

sandarac

Origin: Latin sandaraca, from Ancient Greek σανδαράκη (sandarakē, "realgar").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sandarac

Encarta Dictionary:

sandarac | sandaracs [plural]

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: Latin from Greek sandarakē

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701094​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

sandarac | sandarach

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sandarac"

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the Free Dictionary:

sandarac

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "sandarac"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "sandarac" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

sandarac

Audio: English pronunciation of "sandarac"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

sandarac

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sandarac"

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YourDictionary Audio:

sandarac

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sandarac" by speech synthesizer

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