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camphor tree

n.
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.

camphor tree

n
1. (Plants) a lauraceous evergreen E Asian tree, Cinnamomum camphora, whose aromatic wood yields camphor
2. (Plants) any similar tree, such as the dipterocarpaceous tree Dryobalanops aromatica of Borneo

cam′phor tree`


n.
a tree, Cinnamomum camphora, of the laurel family, grown in E Asia and yielding camphor.
[1600–10]

Camphor weed

The foliage of this plant smells strongly of camphor and was sometimes used instead of camphor. The plant (Pluchea camphorata) belongs to the sunflower family (Asteraceae). Note: A 1918 wildflower book listed salt-marsh fleabane as Pluchea camphorata and commented that the flowers had a faint odor of camphor. A more recent wildflower book that mentions the camphor weed refers to marsh fleabane as Pluchea purpurascens. The Asteraceae family is very large, and apparently changes continue to be made to the nomenclature.
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Noun1.Camphor tree - large evergreen tree of warm regions whose aromatic wood yields camphorcamphor tree - large evergreen tree of warm regions whose aromatic wood yields camphor
laurel - any of various aromatic trees of the laurel family
Cinnamomum, genus Cinnamomum - Asiatic and Australian aromatic trees and shrubs
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2009b) reported laurel wilt from camphor trees in Florida and Georgia, but tests of camphor wood as a host material for X.
Walking along the grand gravel walkway through the dense forest, I find two giant camphor trees in front of the shrine.
The products are made from the wood of evergreen camphor trees that are native to Japan and China, or from synthetics.
Generations of Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, dwellers have known them as camphor trees and they have graced the city's streets for a century or more.
Until more soundwalls are built, Valley streets like Bucknell Avenue - with their camphor trees, tidy lawns and manicured roses - stand in elegant contrast to the constant din of cars and trucks.
Both my neighbor and I have 8-year-old camphor trees with leaves that are always falling off and branches that turn black on the ends,'' Breit wrote.
Calamenene and cadinene were previously reported in the literature in redbay (Hanula & Sullivan 2008) and b-caryophyllene was previously reported in seeds and leaves of camphor trees (Yong & Wenyi 2002; Zhu & Guo 2010).