sandarac

sandarac
sandarac [san′də rak΄]
n.
[L sandaraca < Gr sandarakē: prob. akin to Sans candra-raga, having the glow of the moon: for IE base see SANDALWOOD]
1. a brittle, slightly aromatic, somewhat transparent, yellowish resin exuded from the bark of several African and Australian trees (genera Tetraclinus and Callitris) of the pine family, used esp. in varnishes and as incense
2.
a) a N African tree (Tetraclinus articulata) yielding this resin and a mahogany-colored, durable wood used esp. in building: also sandarac tree
b) this wood

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  • sandarac — citronwood citronwood n. 1. wood of a citron tree. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a durable fragrant wood used in building (as in the roof of Cordova Cathedral); called also {sandarac}. Syn: sandarac. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sandarac — In mineralogy, sandarac, or sandarach, may refer to realgar or native arsenic disulfide, but is generally (a use found in Dioscorides) a resin obtained from the small coniferous tree Tetraclinis articulata , native to the northwest of Africa, and …   Wikipedia

  • sandarac — /san deuh rak /, n. 1. a coniferous tree, Tetraclinis articulata (Callitrus quadrivalvis), native to northwestern Africa, yielding a resin and a fragrant, hard, dark colored wood much used in building. 2. the brittle, usually pale yellow, faintly …   Universalium

  • sandarac — /ˈsændəræk/ (say sanduhrak) noun 1. a brittle, usually pale yellow, more or less transparent, faintly aromatic resin exuding from the bark of the sandarac tree and used chiefly as incense and in making varnish. 2. a tree, Tetraclinis articulata… …  

  • sandarac — nariuotasis voženis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kiparisinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Tetraclinis articulata), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietų Europoje. Iš jo gaunama derva. atitikmenys: lot. Tetraclinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Sandarac — Sandarach San da*rach, Sandarac San da*rac,, n. [L. sandaraca, Gr. ?.] 1. (Min.) Realgar; red sulphide of arsenic. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot. Chem.) A white or yellow resin obtained from a Barbary tree ({Callitris quadrivalvis} or {Thuya… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sandarac — Sandaraque Sandaraque Général No CAS 9000 57 1 No EINECS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sandarac — sandarakas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Kiparisinių šeimos medžio (Callitris quadrivalvis) kvapūs sakai. atitikmenys: angl. sandarac rus. сандарак …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sandarac tree — noun large coniferous evergreen tree of North Africa and Spain having flattened branches and scalelike leaves yielding a hard fragrant wood; bark yields a resin used in varnishes • Syn: ↑sandarac, ↑Tetraclinis articulata, ↑Callitris quadrivalvis… …   Useful english dictionary

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