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= red sanderswood. In later use also: the tree yielding this wood.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Eden (c1520–1576), translator. From red + sanders, originally after post-classical Latin sandala rubea, plural noun. Compare Sanskrit rakta-candana, lit. ‘red sandalwood’, Dutch † roode sandalen, plural noun.
red sanders/ˌrɛd ˈsandəz/
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