Definition of


  1. (noun, substance) a resin obtained from the camphor tree; used in making celluloid and liniment

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Alternate forms of Camphor

Derivations: camphoraceous, camphorate, camphoric

Hypernyms: natural resin

Origin of the word Camphor

  1. 1313, from O.Fr. camphre, from M.L. camfora, from Arabic kafur (Skt. karpuram), from Malay kapur "camphor tree." more

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