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Definition of Dryobalanops camphora
Dryobalanops camphoraBorneol Bor"ne*ol, n. [Borneo + -ol.] (Chem.)
A rare variety of camphor, C10H17.OH, resembling ordinary
camphor, from which it can be produced by reduction. It is
said to occur in the camphor tree of Borneo and Sumatra
(Dryobalanops camphora), but the natural borneol is rarely
found in European or American commerce, being in great
request by the Chinese. Called also Borneo camphor, Malay
camphor, and camphol. Dryobalanops camphoraCamphor Cam"phor, n. [OE. camfere, F. camphre (cf. It.
camfara, Sp. camfara, alcanfor, LL. camfora, camphara, NGr.
?), fr. Ar. k[=a]f[=u]r, prob. fr. Skr. karp[=u]ra.]
1. A tough, white, aromatic resin, or gum, obtained from
different species of the Laurus family, esp. from
Cinnamomum camphara (the Laurus camphara of
Linn[ae]us.). Camphor, C10H16O, is volatile and
fragrant, and is used in medicine as a diaphoretic, a
stimulant, or sedative.
2. 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.
Note: The name camphor is also applied to a number of bodies
of similar appearance and properties, as cedar
camphor, obtained from the red or pencil cedar
(Juniperus Virginiana), and peppermint camphor, or
menthol, obtained from the oil of peppermint.
Camphor oil (Chem.), name variously given to certain
oil-like products, obtained especially from the camphor
Camphor tree, a large evergreen tree (Cinnamomum
Camphora) with lax, smooth branches and shining
triple-nerved lanceolate leaves, probably native in China,
but now cultivated in most warm countries. Camphor is
collected by a process of steaming the chips of the wood
and subliming the product.
Meaning of Dryobalanops camphora from wikipedia
- Dryobalanops aromatica
is one of several
tree species known
a behavior called crown
shyness. Barstow, M.; Randi, A. (2018). "Dryobalanops
- the camphor laurel
), a large evergreen
in East Asia; and in the kapur
sp.), a tall timber
- listed notoginseng
(Panax pseudoginseng) root, borneol crystal
aromatica, Boea clarkeana entire
plant, Inula coppa
- longan Dipterocarpus baudii Distemonanthus
benthami**** Doona zeylanica Dryobalanops Drypetes leonensis Elaeis guineensis Elaeocarpus sericeus
from Middle English
caumfre, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin camphora
, from Arabic
kapur. First known
use was in the...
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