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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An East Asian evergreen tree (Cinnamomum camphora) cultivated as an ornamental in the southern United States, having aromatic wood and leathery leaves that are a source of camphor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The Cinnamomum camphora, a lauraceous tree which yields the camphor of commerce, found in Japan, along the southern maritime regions of China, and especially in Formosa.
  • noun The Dryobalanops aromatica, a tree of Sumatra and Borneo, yielding Borneo camphor (which see, under camphor). See Dryobalanops.

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

  • noun large evergreen tree of warm regions whose aromatic wood yields camphor

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