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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