Definition of Genus Santalum
1. Noun. Parasitic trees of Indonesia and Malaysia.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Santalaceae, Sandalwood Family, Santalaceae
Member holonyms: Sandalwood Tree, Santalum Album, True Sandalwood
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Santalum
Literary usage of Genus Santalum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"To the latter group, among others, belongs the genus Santalum, ... The genus Santalum consists of about 10 species which are all closely related and occur ..."
2. Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific Between 1896 and 1899 by Henry Brougham Guppy (1906)
"It is also not unlikely that the genus Santalum reached Hawaii through Eastern Polynesia, since two forms found in Hawaii and Tahiti are closely allied, ..."
3. The Intellectual Observer (1864)
"And they are not far wrong. Both have opposite leaves, furnished with oily dots, flowers similarly arranged, and an inferior ovary. But the genus Santalum, ..."
4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"The compact, fine-grained, costly wood of several species of the genus Santalum, of the natural order ..."
5. Odorographia: A Natural History of Raw Materials and Drugs Used in the by John Charles Sawer (1892)
"Large pieces are presented by the rich on particular occasions. Santal wood is the product of several species of the genus Santalum, of the natural order ..."
6. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"The last is by some referred to the genus santalum. It is called red saunders ; and the wood is brought from the East Indies in large billets, ..."