/san"deuh rak'/, n.
1. a coniferous tree, Tetraclinis articulata (Callitrus quadrivalvis), native to northwestern Africa, yielding a resin and a fragrant, hard, dark-colored wood much used in building.
2. the brittle, usually pale-yellow, faintly aromatic resin exuding from the bark of this tree: used chiefly as incense and in making varnish.
[1350-1400; ME sandaracha < L sandaraca < Gk sandaráke realgar, beebread]

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also spelled  Sandarach,  

      brittle, faintly aromatic, translucent resin, usually available in the form of small, pale yellow, dusty tears; it is used as incense and in making a spirit varnish for coating paper, leather, and metal. The initial film is brittle, but it can readily be modified to yield elastic films by adding elemi, an oleoresin. Sandarac is obtained from the African sandarac tree (arartree), Tetraclinis articulata, or from cypress pines (cypress pine), genus Callitris, that grow in Australia, North Africa, and North America.

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