(sănʹdl-wd´) noun. 1. Any of several tropical Asian trees of the genus Santalum, especially S. album, having aromatic yellowish heartwood used in cabinetmaking and wood carving and yielding an oil used in perfumery. 2. Any of several tropical Asian trees of the genera Adenanthera, Myroporum, and Pterocarpus, pokok cendana, kayu cendana.