Cajeput meaning

kăjə-pət, -po͝ot
Any of several other melaleucas, especially M. leucadendra or M. quinquenervia, which is naturalized in southern Florida.
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Alternative form of cajuput.
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Origin of cajeput

  • Ultimately (partly via Dutch kajoe poetih) from Malay (Indonesian dialect) kayu putih kayu wood putih white (equivalent to Malaysian Malay puteh)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition