Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Camphor-like; resembling camphor: as, a camphorous smell.
“Standing in the camphorous light of the station, the glowing things of civilization all around her, a single silkworm rappels delicately from the ticket kiosk.”
“It's smooth, mildly camphorous and sourced from a very small family farm.”
“No, that's too camphorous," he said, moving to the next bottle.”
“Cobb, but it was Billy Wilder's camphorous Sunset Blvd. 1950 that seems to have been written with Holden's particular discomfort in mind.”
“The rich, dark scent portrays beautifully the two sides of patchouli, the almost-gourmand warmth and the mentholated, dry coolness, combining a bitter, lush chocolate-like undertone with a nose-chilling camphorous leitmotif.”
“I have heard Coromandel being compared to Borneo 1834; however it completely lacks the camphorous aspect, which for me is a very important part of Borneo, something that actually constitutes its identity.”
“My uncle received us in the large drawing-room, in full dress, with his whitest cravat and his most camphorous frock-coat: "not a moth in ten years," is Madeleine's boast concerning this garment.”
“The camphorous odor of the plant suggested to me its application as an antiseptic lotion for varicose ulcers and my results have been very satisfactory.”
“The dried root has a very peculiar and agreeable aromatic odor, slightly camphorous.”
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
“Description of odor: Fresh, clean, slightly camphorous”
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