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

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


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



/ˈsɑːndəz/ /ˈsandəz/