Definition of red sanderswood in US English:

red sanderswood

(also red sander'swood)

noun

  • The deep red heartwood of a South Asian leguminous tree, Pterocarpus santalinus (subfamily Papilionoideae), used mainly as a dye wood and (formerly) as a medicinal agent.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Phillip (fl. 1596–1619), translator. From red + sanders-wood.

Pronunciation

red sanderswood

/rɛd ˈsandəzwʊd/