cajuput

cajeput

/ (ˈkædʒəˌpʊt) /


noun
  1. a small myrtaceous tree or shrub, Melaleuca leucadendron, native to the East Indies and Australia, with whitish flowers and leaves

  2. a green aromatic oil derived from this tree, used to treat skin diseases

  1. a lauraceous tree, Umbellularia californica, whose aromatic leaves are used in medicine

Origin of cajuput

1
C18: from Malay kayu puteh, from kayu wood + puteh white

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