Cajuput
Cajuput Caj"u*put, n. [Of Malayan origin; k[=a]yu tree + p[=u]tih white.] (Med.) A highly stimulating volatile inflammable oil, distilled from the leaves of an East Indian tree ({Melaleuca cajuputi}, etc.) It is greenish in color and has a camphoraceous odor and pungent taste. [1913 Webster]

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  • cajuput — [kaj′ə pət] n. 〚Malay kāyūputīh < kāyū, tree + putīh, white〛 an Australian tree (Melaleuca leucadendra) of the myrtle family, with whitish flowers and thick bark, often grown in the extreme S U.S.: its aromatic oil is used in medicine * * * …   Universalium

  • cajuput — [kaj′ə pət] n. [Malay kāyūputīh < kāyū, tree + putīh, white] an Australian tree (Melaleuca leucadendra) of the myrtle family, with whitish flowers and thick bark, often grown in the extreme S U.S.: its aromatic oil is used in medicine …   English World dictionary

  • cajuput — smulkioji mirtenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mirtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Melaleuca cajuputi), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje ir Australijoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Melaleuca cajuputi angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cajuput — n. plant which yields a greenish aromatic oil and is used in perfumes and medicines (native to Australia and New Guinea); oil distilled from the leaves of the cajuput tree …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cajuput — [ kadʒəpʌt] (also cajeput) noun 1》 an aromatic medicinal oil resembling eucalyptus oil, obtained from an Australasian tree with papery bark. 2》 the tree from which cajuput oil is obtained. [Melaleuca cajuputi.] Origin C18: from Malay kayu putih,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • cajuput — caj·u·put (kajґə poot) Melaleuca leucadendron …   Medical dictionary

  • cajuput — /ˈkædʒəpʊt / (say kajuhpoot) noun 1. a small tree, Melaleuca cajuputi, found from south eastern Asia to northern Australia. 2. a green oil having a distinctive smell, distilled from the leaves of this tree, used as a stimulant, antispasmodic, and …   Australian English dictionary

  • cajuput — variant of cajeput …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cajuput oil — Cajeput oil is a volatile oil obtained by distillation from the leaves of the myrtaceous tree Melaleuca leucadendra, and probably other Melaleuca species. The trees yielding the oil are found throughout the Malay archipelago, the Malay Peninsula… …   Wikipedia

  • cajuput oil — noun A volatile oil obtained by distillation from the leaves of the myrtaceous tree Melaleuca leucadendra …   Wiktionary

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