camphor tree

noun

Definition of camphor tree

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

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1607

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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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