Camphire



noun
an archaic name for henna (sense 1), henna (sense 2)
Historical Examples

Practical Education, Volume II Maria Edgeworth
Two Penniless Princesses Charlotte M. Yonge
The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 2 of 3) Thomas Browne
The Way of the World William Congreve
Practical Education, Volume II Maria Edgeworth
The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain’d in a Most Familiar Method Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
The Arabian Nights Unknown
Medica Sacra Richard Mead
Diary of Richard Cocks, Volume II Richard Cocks

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