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cajuput

cajeput

/ (ˈkædʒəˌpʊt) /
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noun
a small myrtaceous tree or shrub, Melaleuca leucadendron, native to the East Indies and Australia, with whitish flowers and leaves
a green aromatic oil derived from this tree, used to treat skin diseases
a lauraceous tree, Umbellularia californica, whose aromatic leaves are used in medicine
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Word Origin for cajuput

C18: from Malay kayu puteh, from kayu wood + puteh white
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