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cajeput

noun caj·e·put \ˈka-jə-pət, -ˌpt\

Definition of CAJEPUT

:  an Australian and southeast Asian tree (Melaleuca quinquenervia syn. M. leucadendron) of the myrtle family that yields a pungent medicinal oil and has been introduced into Florida

Origin of CAJEPUT

ultimately from Malay kayu putih, from kayu wood, tree + putih white
First Known Use: 1822

cajeput

noun caj·e·put   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CAJEPUT

:  an Australian and southeast Asian tree (Melaleuca quinquenervia synonym M. leucadendron) of the myrtle family (Myrtaceae) that yields a pungent medicinal oil and has been introduced into Florida—called also paperbark

Variants of CAJEPUT

caj·e·put also caj·u·put \ˈkaj-ə-pət, -ˌpt\

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