cajeput

or caj·a·put, caj·u·put

[ kaj-uh-puh t, -poo t ]
/ ˈkædʒ ə pət, -ˌpʊt /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. caitlin,
  2. caius,
  3. cajal,
  4. cajal, santiago ramón y,
  5. cajan,
  6. cajeputol,
  7. cajole,
  8. cajolery,
  9. cajun,
  10. cajuput

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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British Dictionary definitions for cajeput

cajeput

/ (ˈkædʒəˌpʊt) /

noun

a variant spelling of cajuput
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