Definitions

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  • adj. Of, relating to, similar to, or containing camphor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of the nature of camphor; containing camphor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the nature of or resembling camphor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being or having the properties of camphor

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Examples

  • Do you know how it feels to be burdened with a thousand coats and a fierce, numbing, camphoraceous chill running through your veins every waking moment?

    The Madonnas of Echo Park

  • Here, its candied herbaciousness serves to highlight, on the one hand, the sweet balsamic quality brought by sandalwood and patchouli and, on the other, the bright aromatic verdancy of basil and the almost camphoraceous chilliness of sage.

    Fil de Soie by L'Atelier Boheme: Perfume Review

  • For the first few moments it is predominantly an almost anesthetic violet and mimosa accord, weirdly camphoraceous, with lightly peppery birch and suede leather emerging.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Thai basil (O. basilicum and tenuiflorum) tends toward the anise-like and camphoraceous; Indian holy basil (O. tenuiflorum) is dominated by eugenol.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • They usually grow to about 15 cm in length and about cm thick and have a rather musky odour, with a camphoraceous note and a pungent bitter taste.

    Chapter 28

  • The odor of this oil is not at all suggestive of that of lavender, but resembles more that of oil of rosemary, possessing also the camphoraceous odor of that oil.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 799, April 25, 1891

  • In common with the other labiates, Basil, both the wild and the sweet, furnishes an aromatic volatile camphoraceous oil.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • In common with other camphoraceous and strongly aromatic herbs, by reason of its volatile oil and its terebinthine properties, the Scandix, or Sweet Chervil, was entitled to make one of the choice spices used for composing the holy oil with which the sacred vessels of the Tabernacle were anointed by Moses.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • Chemically, the Feverfew furnishes a blue volatile oil; containing a camphoraceous stearopten, and a liquid hydrocarbon, together with some tannin, and a bitter mucilage.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • An infusion of the leaves of Thyme, whether wild, or cultivated, makes an excellent aromatic tea, the odour of which is sweet and fragrant, whilst the taste of the [563] plant is bitter and camphoraceous.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

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