- a. A melaleuca tree (Melaleuca cajuputi) of Southeast Asia and Australia whose leaves yield an essential oil.b. The oil obtained from this tree, used as a flavoring and in cosmetics and medicinal preparations.
- Any of several other melaleucas, especially M. leucadendra or M. quinquenervia, which is naturalized in southern Florida.
Origin of cajeputUltimately (partly via Dutch kajoe poetih) from Malay (Indonesian dialect) kayu putih : kayu, wood + putih, white (equivalent to Malaysian Malay puteh).
- Alternative form of cajuput.