What does the word camphor mean?

Usage examples for camphor

  1. " It's not Myra; I asked her, and she turned pale at the mere idea of going anywhere alone after dark, and said cook had seen a banshee gliding down the Lady's Walk one night, when she got up for camphor, having the face- ache. – Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa May Alcott
  2. There is no further doubt, monsieur, that it was camphor you gave the servant. – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  3. She was conscious of a soft smother of camphor, in which the fur- lined cloak had lain through the summer, and of that flower odor, which was violets, though she did not know it. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman