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eucalyptus

noun eu·ca·lyp·tus \ˌyü-kə-ˈlip-təs\

: a type of tree that grows naturally in western Australia and that is grown in other places for the products (such as wood and oil) that it provides

plural eu·ca·lyp·ti\-ˌtī, -ˌtē\ or eu·ca·lyp·tus·es

Full Definition of EUCALYPTUS

:  any of a genus (Eucalyptus) of mostly Australian evergreen trees or rarely shrubs of the myrtle family that have rigid entire leaves and umbellate flowers and are widely cultivated for their gums, resins, oils, and woods

Origin of EUCALYPTUS

New Latin, genus name, from eu- + Greek kalyptos covered, from kalyptein to conceal; from the conical covering of the buds — more at hell
First Known Use: 1801

eucalyptus

noun eu·ca·lyp·tus \ˌyü-kə-ˈlip-təs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EUCALYPTUS

1
capitalized :  a genus of mostly Australian evergreen trees or rarely shrubs of the myrtle family that have rigid entire leaves and umbellate flowers and are widely cultivated for their gums, resins, oils, and useful woods
2
plural eu·ca·lyp·ti \-ˌtī, -ˌtē\ or eu·ca·lyp·tus·es :  any tree or shrub of the genus Eucalyptus
eucalyptus adjective

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