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  1. camphoraceousadjective

    being or having the properties of camphor

    "camphoraceous odor"


  1. camphoraceousadjective

    Of, relating to, similar to, or containing camphor.


  1. camphoraceous

    Camphor () is a waxy, colorless solid with a strong aroma. It is classified as a terpenoid and a cyclic ketone. It is found in the wood of the camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora), a large evergreen tree found in East Asia; and in the kapur tree (Dryobalanops sp.), a tall timber tree from South East Asia. It also occurs in some other related trees in the laurel family, notably Ocotea usambarensis. Rosemary leaves (Rosmarinus officinalis) contain 0.05 to 0.5% camphor, while camphorweed (Heterotheca) contains some 5%. A major source of camphor in Asia is camphor basil (the parent of African blue basil). Camphor can also be synthetically produced from oil of turpentine. The compound is chiral, existing in two possible enantiomers as shown in the structural diagrams. The structure on the left is the naturally occurring (+)-camphor ((1R,4R)-bornan-2-one), while its mirror image shown on the right is the (−)-camphor ((1S,4S)-bornan-2-one). Camphor has few uses but is of historic significance as a compound that is readily purified from natural sources.


  1. camphoraceous

    Camphoraceous is a term used to describe a pungent aroma, often associated with medicinal or mothball-like scents. It refers to smells similar to that of camphor, a translucent, waxy substance derived from the wood of camphor laurel trees. This scent can also be found in some essential oils and various other botanicals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Camphoraceousadjective

    of the nature of camphor; containing camphor

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of camphoraceous in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of camphoraceous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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