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Definition of "camwood" [cam•wood]

  • 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."