Definition of camphor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

camphor

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkæmfə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæmfər//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a white substance with a strong smell, used in medicine, for making plastics and to keep insects away from clothes Word Origin Middle English: from Old French camphore or medieval Latin camphora, from Arabic kāfūr, via Malay from Sanskrit karpūra.
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