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red sandalwood

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Definition of red sandalwood in English:

noun

Either of two SE Asian trees of the pea family which yield red timber.
  • Two species in the family Leguminosae: Pterocarpus santalinus, from which a red dye is obtained, and Adenanthera pavonina, whose seeds were formerly used as weights by goldsmiths

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