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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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Camphor tree is native to China, India, Mongolia, Japan, and Taiwan and a variety of this fragrant evergreen tree is grown in Southern United States; Especially in Florida.
Travelers will be flocking to popular spots in some of the country's many national parks to witness the springtime marvel, but for those less inclined towards the hustle and bustle of tourist crowds, the Camphor Tree Trail in Taipei's Maokong area may be the perfect choice.
While mention of the camphor tree ([phrase omitted], Lauracceae family), a plant native to the sub-tropical zone of China, occurs as early as the Warring States period (495-221 BC), there is relatively little information on camphor resin (dryobalanops aromatica) in the Chinese textual corpus prior to the Tang dynasty.
Koirala and planted a Camphor tree in the museum premises to mark this day.
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With inimitable Imperial Palace views, Aman Tokyo (aman.com), the brand's first city property, offers dramatic natural flourishes in the form of rock gardens and a stunning reception desk, crafted from the trunk of a 250-year-old camphor tree. Longtime Aman collaborator Kerry Hill Architects put a contemporary spin on a ryokan in the 84 rooms, with sliding shoji screens and low-slung daybeds.
While camphor is naturally obtained from camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora), currently it is artificially obtained from turpentine oil.
Before the shadow of the old camphor tree lengthened, before the call to prayer at noon, they stretched out on the ground beside the field when the crop was ripe -- a day or two before harvest.
In addition, the work includes removal of an existing camphor tree stump; lining of an existing manhole; replacement of a settled gravity sewer main and surface restoration.
With its boring lawn, scratchy hedge, and dying camphor tree, garden designer Marilyn Waterman's yard in Menlo Park, California, "had no soul," she says.
Despite my army having moved across the small root from the camphor tree, the enemy maintained a strong position in the field.
The tablet would normally be strung on a frame around a large camphor tree in the courtyard, but the presidential prayer was taken away by a priest.