An African hardwood tree, Baphia nitida, that is a form of sandalwood(noun)
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Use "camwood" in a sentence
"The hair, always somewhat “kinky,” is anointed every morning with palm-oil, or the tallow-like produce of a jungle-nut; and, in full dress, it is copiously powdered with light red or bright yellow dust of pounded camwood, redwood, and various barks."
"Other exports are caoutchouc, ebony (of which the best comes from the Congo), and camwood or barwood (a Tephrosia)."
"Still, she must have looked really engaging in a thin pattern of tattoo, a gauze work of oil and camwood, a dwarf pigeon tail of fan palm for an apron, and copper bracelets and anklets."