A tough, white, aromatic resin, or gum, obtained from
different species of the Laurus family, esp. from Cinnamomum camphara
(the Laurus camphara of Linnaeus.). Camphor, C10H16O, is volatile and
fragrant, and is used in medicine as a diaphoretic, a stimulant, or
A gum resembling ordinary camphor, obtained from a tree
(Dryobalanops camphora) growing in Sumatra and Borneo; -- called also
Malay camphor, camphor of Borneo, or borneol. See Borneol.
To impregnate or wash with camphor; to camphorate.