Definition of sanders in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsandərz/
(also sanderswood)


The timber of the red sandalwood, from which a red dye is obtained.
  • This timber is obtained from Pterocarpus santalinus, family Leguminosae.
Example sentences
  • The area once rich with red sanders, sandalwood and teak trees, deer, boars, wild sheep and tigers, was widely plundered before it was declared a reserve forest.
  • Red sanders is endemic to the Seshachalam hill ranges spread over Chittoor, Cuddapah and partly in Nellore and Kurnool districts.
  • Under India's Foreign Trade Policy, exports of red sanders are prohibited and the logs were seized under the Customs Act of 1962.


Middle English: from Old French sandre, variant of sandle 'sandalwood'.

Words that rhyme with sanders

glanders, Landers, Randers

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Syllabification: sand·ers

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