Definition of camphor:
- 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.
- 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.
- To impregnate or wash with camphor; to camphorate.
- "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.
- "The Field of Clover", Laurence Housman.