sandal

sandal
1.
n. & v.
—n.
1 a light shoe with an openwork upper or no upper, attached to the foot usu. by straps.
2 a strap for fastening a low shoe, passing over the instep or around the ankle.
—v.tr. (sandalled, sandalling; US sandaled, sandaling)
1 (esp. as sandalled adj.) put sandals on (a person, his feet).
2 fasten or provide (a shoe) with a sandal.
Etymology: ME f. L sandalium f. Gk sandalion dimin. of sandalon wooden shoe, prob. of Asiatic orig.
2.
n. = SANDALWOOD.
Phrases and idioms:
sandal-tree any tree yielding sandalwood, esp. the white sandalwood, Santalum album, of India.
Etymology: ME f. med.L sandalum, ult. f. Skr. candana

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