from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A yellowish-brown liquid which drains from the crude camphor of commerce, having a camphor-like odor and taste, and containing a considerable quantity of camphor in solution.
- n. A reddish volatile oil, isomeric with oil of turpentine (C10H16), obtained from the Dryobalanops aromatica by tapping the tree, and from reservoirs which form in the trunk. It is but rarely met with in commerce. Also called camphor-wood oil.
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It is said that not a tenth part of the number felled is productive either of camphor or of camphor-oil (meniak kapur), although the latter is less rare; and that parties of men are sometimes engaged for two or three months together in the forests, with very precarious success.
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