Definition of red sanders in English:

red sanders

noun

  • = red sanderswood. In later use also: the tree yielding this wood.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

red sanders

/ˌrɛd ˈsandəz/