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camphor tree

a tree, Cinnamomum camphora, of the laurel family, grown in eastern Asia and yielding camphor.
Origin of camphor tree
1600-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Even the camphor-tree seems to quake with the clamor of smi!

    Shadowings Lafcadio Hearn
  • According to Wallace, the camphor-tree is found in the island.

  • The camphor-tree, which is seen in such abundance, is a grand ornament in the landscape, lofty and broad-spread.

    Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou
  • The camphor-tree—the Laurus camphora—is another very fine tree, with red and black berries.

    In the Eastern Seas W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for camphor-tree

camphor tree

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