cajeput

cajeput
caj•e•put
[[t]ˈkædʒ ə pət, -ˌpʊt[/t]] n.
pln pha an Australasian tree, Melaleuca leucadendron, of the myrtle family, with papery bark, yielding an aromatic oil used in medicines and perfumes
Etymology: < NL cajuputi < D kajoe-poetih(-olie) < Malay kayu putih=kayu white +putih tree

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  • cajeput — [ kaʒpyt ] n. m. • 1739; du malais kayu « bois » et putih « blanc » ♦ Arbre des Indes (myrtacées), dont on extrait une essence huileuse verte, utilisée en pharmacie; cette essence. ● cajeput nom masculin (malais kayou pouti, arbre blanc) Myrtacée …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cajeput — Caj e*put, n. See {Cajuput}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cajeput — [kaj′ə pət] n. alt. sp. of CAJUPUT …   English World dictionary

  • Cajeput — Melaleuca cajuputi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cajeput — /kaj euh peuht, poot /, n. a tree, Melaleuca leucadendron, of the myrtle family, native to Australia and New Guinea, having papery bark and yielding a greenish, aromatic oil (cajeput oil) used in medicine and perfumes. Also, cajaput, cajuput.… …   Universalium

  • cajeput — (ka je put ) s. m. Terme de pharmacie. Huile volatile fournie par la distillation des feuilles et des rameaux d un arbuste des îles Moluques (melaleuca cajeputi). SUPPLÉMENT AU DICTIONNAIRE    CAJEPUT. Ajoutez : ÉTYM. •   Malais, kayoupoutih ( le …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • cajeput — baltoji mirtenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mirtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, prieskoninis, medingas, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Melaleuca leucadendra), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje (Indonezijoje), Australijoje, Naujojoje… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Cajeput Tree — is the common name used for certain members of the genus Melaleuca , native to Australia. Primarily it refers to M. leucadendra , M. linariifolia , M. viridflora and M. quinquenervia . The cajeput trees are the source of cajeput oil, an essential …   Wikipedia

  • cajeput oil — or cajuput oil n a pungent essential oil obtained from plants of the genus Melaleuca and esp. cajeput and used chiefly as a local application in skin disease and as a stimulating expectorant * * * a volatile oil from the fresh leaves and twigs of …   Medical dictionary

  • cajeput oil — noun or cajuput oil : a pungent essential oil obtained from cajeput and certain other plants of the genus Melaleuca and used chiefly as a local application in skin disease and as a stimulating expectorant …   Useful english dictionary

  • cajeput — noun Etymology: ultimately from Malay kayu putih, from kayu wood, tree + putih white Date: 1822 an Australian and southeast Asian tree (Melaleuca quinquenervia syn. M. leucadendron) of the myrtle family that yields a pungent medicinal oil and has …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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