[Sca-cooks] Foodgrade Sandlewood

Alexander Clark alexbclark at pennswoods.net
Tue Mar 22 06:51:36 PDT 2011

On Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:57:40 -0700, lilinah at earthlink.net wrote:
> True Sandalwood, Santalum albumm . . .

But is there such a thing as one "true sandalwood"? "Sandal" goes back
to ancient Sanskrit, while the genus Santalum was named in the modern
era. So shouldn't any wood, including Pterocarpus santalinus, that has
been sold as "sandalwood" or a cognate thereof for hundreds of years,
be accepted as a true sandalwood?


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