or caj·a·put, caj·u·put
[kaj-uh-puh t, -poo t]
- 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.
Origin of cajeput
< New Latin cajuputi < Dutch kajoe-poetih(-olie) < Malay kayu putih the cajeput tree (kayu white + putih tree)
Also called paperbark.
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Examples from the Web for cajeput
Provence oil adulterated with sunflower oil and mixed with very small traces of camphor and cajeput, sassafras, and rosemary oils.
The names which connect this tree with sassafras, spice and cajeput are based on odor and taste.American Forest Trees
Henry H. Gibson
Oil of cajeput is a powerful antispasmodic and diffusible stimulant.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Cajeput oil, in doses of 20 to 30 drops, every two or three hours.
Oil of cajeput, is prepared in the Moluccas, by distilling the dry leaves of the melaleuca leucadendron.
- a variant spelling of cajuput
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