Definition of Camphire

1. n. An old spelling of Camphor.

Definition of Camphire

1. Noun. the fragrant henna flower (or plant): ''Lawsonia alba'' ¹

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Definition of Camphire

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Camphire

campfire girl
camphire (current term)
campholic acid
camphor 5-monooxygenase
camphor ball
camphor daisy
camphor dune tansy
camphor ice
camphor liniment
camphor oil

Literary usage of Camphire

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1. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1772)
"A variety of forms for the exhibition of camphire, either in a liquid, ... that might render the operation of the camphire rather dubious, ..."

2. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1771)
"... of camphire and Calomel in continual ... the camphire commonly made the patient ' thirfty. ..."

3. The plants of the Bible, trees and shrubs by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"Thus the king says, " My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of En-gedi " (i. 14); and again, " Thy plants are an orchard of ..."

4. Pharmacopoeia Universalis: Or, A New Universal English Dispensatory. Containing by Robert James (1747)
"The celebrated Hoffman ufed camphire, with the Addition of ... Qualities of camphire, and bow efficacious it is, in Conjunction with Nitre, ..."

5. A Supplement to the Pharmacopoeia: Being a Treatise on Pharmacology in by Samuel Frederick Gray (1821)
"camphire is stimulant, narcotic, and diaphoretic, gr. v to 3j, in pills or a bolus; small doses frequently repeated being most stimulant, and a full dose at ..."

6. A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the by Raynal (Guillaume-Thomas-Fran├žois) (1804)
"The camphire that is brought from Sumatra is by much the moil perfect. ... of fire is not called in to extract the camphire from it ; but, after the trunk ..."

7. The Youth's Companion, Or, An Historical Dictionary: Consisting of Articles by Ezra Sampson (1816)
"camphire TREE. The tree from which cam- phire is procured, is a production of China, and, it is said, that some of them are found more than a hundred and ..."

8. A Treatise on the Non-naturals: In which the Great Influence They Have on by John Burton (1738)
"camphire is known to eafe Pain, and often to promote Sleep in Fevers, when Opium will not* I order'da Scruple of ..."

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