camphornoun [ U ]uk /ˈkæm.fər/ us /ˈkæm.fɚ/
Examples from literature
- Amanda had run into her own room for the camphor bottle.
- As soon as death occurs the corpse is bathed, clothed and smeared with a mixture of powdered sandalwood, camphor and spices.
- Camphor has been used as a refreshing tonic in Eastern medicine.
- Camphor placed in drawers or trunks will prevent mice from doing them injury.
- The bodies of their kings are embalmed with aloes and camphor.