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camphor tree

  1. a tree, Cinnamomum camphora, of the laurel family, grown in eastern Asia and yielding camphor.
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Origin of camphor tree

First recorded in 1600–10
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Historical Examples of camphor tree

  • Even the camphor-tree seems to quake with the clamor of smi!


    Lafcadio Hearn

  • According to Wallace, the camphor-tree is found in the island.

  • The camphor-tree, which is seen in such abundance, is a grand ornament in the landscape, lofty and broad-spread.

    Foot-prints of Travel

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • The camphor-tree—the Laurus camphora—is another very fine tree, with red and black berries.

    In the Eastern Seas

    W.H.G. Kingston

British Dictionary definitions for camphor tree

camphor tree

  1. a lauraceous evergreen E Asian tree, Cinnamomum camphora, whose aromatic wood yields camphor
  2. any similar tree, such as the dipterocarpaceous tree Dryobalanops aromatica of Borneo
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