citronwood vs sandarac what difference

what is difference between citronwood and sandarac

English

Etymology

citron +‎ wood

Noun

citronwood (uncountable)

  1. The wood of the citron tree (Citrus medica).


English

Etymology

From Latin sandaraca, from Ancient Greek σανδαράκη (sandarákē, realgar).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsændəɹæk/

Noun

sandarac (countable and uncountable, plural sandaracs)

  1. (mineralogy, archaic) Realgar; red sulphide of arsenic.
  2. (botany, chemistry) A white or yellow resin obtained from a north African tree (Tetraclinis articulata), and pulverized for pounce; probably so called from a resemblance to the mineral.
    • 1789, Erasmus Darwin, The Loves of the Plants, J. Johnson, p. 9:
      Sandarach is procured from common juniper; and incense from a juniper with yellow fruit.
    • 2002, Victoria Finlay, Colour, Sceptre 2003, p. 198:
      There would have been many gums and resins in these markets for our lute-maker to bind his wood with: sandarac resin from North African pines [] .
  3. Any tree from the genus Tetraclinis.

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