- 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, tree ( from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian kahiw ) (of Proto-Austronesian origin kahiw )Malay putih white ( from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian putiq )
- Alternative form of cajuput.