Variant of camphor
- a volatile, crystalline ketone, CHO, with a strong characteristic odor, derived from the wood of the camphor tree or synthetically from pinene: used to protect fabrics from moths, in manufacturing cellulose plastics, and in medicine as an irritant and stimulant
- any of several derivatives of terpenes
Origin: Middle English camfre ; from Old French camphre ; from Midieval Latin camfora ; from Arabic kāfūr ; from Sanskrit karpuraḥ, camphor tree
- camphoric adjective
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