from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The dried, aromatic leaves of several Indian species of Cinnamomum, especially C. iners and C. nilidum, formerly used in medicine. Also called
Indianor Malabar leaves. (See Malabar leaves, under leaf.)
- noun An ointment or perfume prepared from the malabathrum leaf.
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- noun The
spicefrom the leafof various cinnamonplants, used as Asia.
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However, the Thalmud particularizes musk, and the delightful oil distilled from the leaf of the aromatic _malabathrum_ of Hindostan.