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Kelpie finishes long with the aroma of molasses from the initial nosing returning, and with notes of deep-sea kelp, dank moss and camphor.
Surrounded by mountains that form the face of a tiger, the basin is lined by pathways, dense camphor trees and Taiwan acacia.
After the evening meal, eat lettuce, drink wine, and rub an ointment made of the oil of violets or camphor on the temples. Dissolve a mixture of poppy seeds, lettuce seeds, balsam, saffron, and sugar and cook it in poppy juice.
Weight-loss regimens included consuming soap, chalk, pickles, digitalis, camphor tea, grapefruit (which was thought to contain fat-dissolving enzymes), potassium acetate (a diuretic), and ipecac (which induces vomiting).
The dominant note is filé, ground sassafras leaves, which lends a flavor somewhere between root beer and camphor.
Classic Japanese materials such as camphor wood, washi paper and stone are blended to great effect with modern technology and luxurious fabrics.
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Origin and Etymology of camphor
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
CAMPHOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of camphor for English Language Learners
: a white substance with a strong smell that is used in medicine and to keep insects away
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medical Definition of camphor
camphoricplay \kam-ˈfȯr-ik, -ˈfär-\ adjective
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