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cajeput

or caj·a·put, caj·u·put

[ kaj-uh-puht, -poot ]
/ 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.

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Origin of cajeput

<New Latin cajuputi<Dutch kajoe-poetih(-olie) <Malay kayu putih the cajeput tree (kayu white + putih tree)

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British Dictionary definitions for cajeput

cajeput
/ (ˈkædʒəˌpʊt) /

noun

a variant spelling of cajuput
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