a tree, Melaleuca leucadendron, of the myrtle family, native to Australia and New Guinea, having papery bark and yielding a greenish, aromatic oil (cajeput oil) used in medicine and perfumes.
Historical Examples

Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley
The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 1 of 2 Various

a small myrtaceous tree or shrub, Melaleuca leucadendron, native to the East Indies and Australia, with whitish flowers and leaves
a green aromatic oil derived from this tree, used to treat skin diseases
a lauraceous tree, Umbellularia californica, whose aromatic leaves are used in medicine
a variant spelling of cajuput


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