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 cajuput
Cajuput Oil, copper, camphor dissolved in oil of rosemary, and coloured with copper as a substitute.
It probably has no advantage over the official oil of cajuput, while in the form of Gomenol it costs about four times as much.
- 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
C18: from Malay kayu puteh, from kayu wood + puteh white
- a variant spelling of cajuput