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.

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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cajeput

/ (ˈkædʒəˌpʊt) /

noun

a variant spelling of cajuput
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