camphor tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n camphor tree large evergreen tree of warm regions whose aromatic wood yields camphor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Camphor tree a large evergreen tree (Cinnamomum Camphora) with lax, smooth branches and shining triple-nerved lanceolate leaves, probably native in China, but now cultivated in most warm countries. Camphor is collected by a process of steaming the chips of the wood and subliming the product.
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Usage

In literature:

Camphor trees towered far above them and then spread out great branches sixty or seventy feet from the ground.
"The Black-Bearded Barbarian (George Leslie Mackay)" by Mary Esther Miller MacGregor, AKA Marion Keith
Await my return under this camphor tree.
"The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales" by Richard Garnett
Every part of this tree is full of camphor, and the tree gives out, when bruised, a strong perfume.
"Among the Trees at Elmridge" by Ella Rodman Church
Camphor oil occurs in all the trees, and is most abundant in the younger branches and leaves.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
The trees yielding common camphor and borneol are from genera of the lauraceae family; also sassafras camphor is from the same family.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 623, December 10, 1887" by Various
The camphor tree grows very well here, but I do not know if the gum has ever been collected.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
At length our party arrived before a handsome flight of steps, with two magnificent camphor-trees on either side.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Palm, orange, lemon, camphor, and india-rubber trees rose on every hand.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The camphor tree overhead was thrown out darkly against the stars, like its own shadow.
"The Dragon Painter" by Mary McNeil Fenollosa
Goats, carabaos, and ponies graze on the neglected plaza shaded with widespreading camphor-trees.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
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In news:

Sacramento landmark camphor tree's farewell set for Tuesday.
The massive camphor tree planted in 1886 at 18th Street and Capitol Avenue must be taken down Wednesday, so neighborhood groups and restaurants will say goodbye Tuesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Sacramento landmark camphor tree 's farewell set for Tuesday.
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