camphor tree

noun
a tree, Cinnamomum camphora, of the laurel family, grown in eastern Asia and yielding camphor.

Origin:
1600–10

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

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The reason is that the camphor occurs in the form of small grains deposited in the cracks of the trunk of the camphor tree.
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