a tree, Cinnamomum camphora, of the laurel family, grown in eastern Asia and yielding camphor.
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a lauraceous evergreen E Asian tree, Cinnamomum camphora, whose aromatic wood yields camphor
any similar tree, such as the dipterocarpaceous tree Dryobalanops aromatica of Borneo
a whitish, translucent, crystalline, pleasant-odored terpene ketone, C 10 H 16 O, obtained from the camphor tree, used chiefly in the manufacture of celluloid and in medicine as a counter-irritant for infections and in the treatment of pain and itching. any substance having medicinal or aromatic characteristics similar to those of camphor. Historical Examples Ginseng […]
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