tree (Melaleuca leucadendra
) of the myrtle
family, with whitish flowers and thick bark
, often grown in the extreme
.S.: its aromatic oil is used in medicine
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Word origin of 'cajuput'Malay kāyūputīh < kāyū, tree + putīh, white