camphor tree


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

Origin of camphor tree

First recorded in 1600–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for camphor tree

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

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

    Shadowings|Lafcadio Hearn
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for camphor tree

camphor tree


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