Definition of sanders in English:


(also sanderswood)


mass noun
  • The timber of the red sandalwood, from which a red dye is obtained.

    This timber is obtained from Pterocarpus santalinus, family Leguminosae

    • ‘Under India's Foreign Trade Policy, exports of red sanders are prohibited and the logs were seized under the Customs Act of 1962.’
    • ‘Red sanders is endemic to the Seshachalam hill ranges spread over Chittoor, Cuddapah and partly in Nellore and Kurnool districts.’
    • ‘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.’


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