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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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