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Definition of rubywood
RubywoodRubywood Ru"by*wood`, n.
red sandalwood. See under Sandalwood. rubywoodSandalwood San"dal*wood, n. [F. sandal, santal, fr. Ar.
[,c]andal, or Gr. sa`ntalon; both ultimately fr. Skr.
candana. Cf. Sanders.] (Bot.)
(a) The highly perfumed yellowish heartwood of an East Indian
and Polynesian tree (Santalum album), and of several
other trees of the same genus, as the Hawaiian Santalum
Freycinetianum and S. pyrularium, the Australian S.
latifolium, etc. The name is extended to several other
kinds of fragrant wood.
(b) Any tree of the genus Santalum, or a tree which yields
(c) The red wood of a kind of buckthorn, used in Russia for
dyeing leather (Rhamnus Dahuricus).
False sandalwood, the fragrant wood of several trees not of
the genus Santalum, as Ximenia Americana, Myoporum
tenuifolium of Tahiti.
Red sandalwood, a heavy, dark red dyewood, being the
heartwood of two leguminous trees of India (Pterocarpus
santalinus, and Adenanthera pavonina); -- called also
red sanderswood, sanders or saunders, and
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