camphor tree
noun Date: 1607 a large Asian evergreen tree (Cinnamomum camphora) of the laurel family grown in warm regions

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  • Camphor tree — Camphor Cam phor (k[a^]m f[ e]r), n. [OE. camfere, F. camphre (cf. It. canfora, Sp. camfora, alcanfor, LL. canfora, camphora, NGr. kafoyra ), fr. Ar. k[=a]f[=u]r, prob. fr. Skr. karp[=u]ra.] 1. A tough, white, aromatic resin, or gum, obtained… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • camphor tree — n a large Asian evergreen tree of the genus Cinnamomum (C. camphora) that is grown in warm areas and has smooth branches and shining lanceolate leaves and from which camphor is obtained …   Medical dictionary

  • camphor tree — n. an evergreen tree (Cinnamomum camphora) of the laurel family, native to Japan and China: it is the source of camphor …   English World dictionary

  • camphor tree — cam′phor tree n. pln a tree, Cinnamomum camphora, of the laurel family, grown in E Asia and yielding camphor • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • camphor tree — a tree, Cinnamomum camphora, of the laurel family, grown in eastern Asia and yielding camphor. [1600 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • camphor tree — noun an East Asian tree, the chief natural source of camphor. [Cinnamomum camphora.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • camphor tree — noun large evergreen tree of warm regions whose aromatic wood yields camphor • Syn: ↑Cinnamomum camphora • Hypernyms: ↑laurel • Member Holonyms: ↑Cinnamomum, ↑genus Cinnamomum …   Useful english dictionary

  • Camphor — Cam phor (k[a^]m f[ e]r), n. [OE. camfere, F. camphre (cf. It. canfora, Sp. camfora, alcanfor, LL. canfora, camphora, NGr. kafoyra ), fr. Ar. k[=a]f[=u]r, prob. fr. Skr. karp[=u]ra.] 1. A tough, white, aromatic resin, or gum, obtained from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • camphor of Borneo — Camphor Cam phor (k[a^]m f[ e]r), n. [OE. camfere, F. camphre (cf. It. canfora, Sp. camfora, alcanfor, LL. canfora, camphora, NGr. kafoyra ), fr. Ar. k[=a]f[=u]r, prob. fr. Skr. karp[=u]ra.] 1. A tough, white, aromatic resin, or gum, obtained… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Camphor oil — Camphor Cam phor (k[a^]m f[ e]r), n. [OE. camfere, F. camphre (cf. It. canfora, Sp. camfora, alcanfor, LL. canfora, camphora, NGr. kafoyra ), fr. Ar. k[=a]f[=u]r, prob. fr. Skr. karp[=u]ra.] 1. A tough, white, aromatic resin, or gum, obtained… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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