cajeput-oil

cajeput

[kaj-uh-puht, -poot]
noun
a tree, Melaleuca leucadendron, of the myrtle family, native to Australia and New Guinea, having papery bark and yielding a greenish, aromatic oil (cajeput oil) used in medicine and perfumes.
Also, cajaput, cajuput.
Also called paperbark.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin cajuputi < Dutch kajoe-poetih(-olie) < Malay kayu putih the cajeput tree (kayu white + putih tree)

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cajeput (ˈkædʒəˌpʊt)
 
n
a variant spelling of cajuput

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