camphor

Part of speech: noun

A fragrant Asiatic gum like compound.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.