camphor tree

noun

Definition of camphor tree

: a large Asian evergreen tree (Cinnamomum camphora) of the laurel family grown in warm regions

Examples of camphor tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now Rojas prayed with Martinez’s mother and father, standing beneath the interlaced branches of a camphor tree. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, "Oakland is trying to defund the police. Can it? Should it?," 1 Nov. 2020 The dusk gave way to night when the cab driver dropped me off under our big camphor trees. Jiwei Xiao, The New York Review of Books, "Fearing For My Mother in Wuhan, Facing a New Sinophobia in the US," 6 Apr. 2020 Entering Meiji Shrine is like walking into Tokyo’s natural air-conditioning; the city is steamy in the summer, but a canopy of camphor trees covers the park-like entrance, offering cool shade. James Whitlow Delano, National Geographic, "Here’s your ultimate Tokyo itinerary," 25 Apr. 2019 Surrounded by mountains that form the face of a tiger, the basin is lined by pathways, dense camphor trees and Taiwan acacia. Smithsonian, "Learn more about Ecotourism in Taiwan.," 6 June 2017

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First Known Use of camphor tree

1607, in the meaning defined above

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“Camphor tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camphor%20tree. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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camphor tree

noun

Medical Definition of camphor tree

: a large Asian evergreen tree of the genus Cinnamomum (C. camphora) that is grown in warm areas and has smooth branches and shining lanceolate leaves and from which camphor is obtained

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