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