Definition of camphor :
1. A gum resembling ordinary camphor, obtained from a tree ( Dryobalanops camphora) growing in Sumatra and Borneo; - called also Malay camphor, camphor of Borneo, or borneol. See Borneol.
2. A tough, white, aromatic resin, or gum, obtained from different species of the Laurus family, esp. from Cinnamomum camphara ( the Laurus camphara of Linnaeus.). Camphor, C10H16O, is volatile and fragrant, and is used in medicine as a diaphoretic, a stimulant, or sedative.
3. To impregnate or wash with camphor; to camphorate.
medicine (part of speech: noun)
resin (part of speech: noun)
copalite, myrrh, gum shellac, agar, chicle, lacquer, asphalt, gum, coal tar, gutta-percha, pitch, guaiacum, rosin, oleoresin, amber, mastic, frankincense, mineral pitch, algin, tar, shellac, resin, varnish, gum ammoniac, balsam, ambergris, bitumen, sealing wax
- So it is; I know camphor is good for a great many things. - "The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island", Roger Thompson Finlay.
- The Methodist Episcopal Church, however, has for some years maintained for the Negroes abroad a missionary bishop, in the capacity of whom Bishops Alexander P. Camphor and Isaiah B. Scott have served. - "The History of the Negro Church", Carter Godwin Woodson.
- Tell me of the Burning Rose and the Camphor- Worm; what and where are they? - "The Field of Clover", Laurence Housman.