cajeput

noun
caj·​e·​put | \ˈka-jə-pət, -ˌpu̇t\
variants: or cajeput tree

Definition of cajeput 

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

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Menthol and Olbas oil (a mixture of peppermint, eucalyptus, cajeput, wintergreen, juniper, and clove) may cause redness and irritation to the eyes. Philly.com, "Essential oils: Why 'natural' doesn't always mean safe," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of cajeput

1794, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cajeput

ultimately from Malay kayu putih, from kayu wood, tree + putih white

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cajeput

noun
caj·​e·​put
variants: also cajuput \ˈkaj-​ə-​pət, -​ˌpu̇t \

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

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