melaleuca


mel·a·leu·ca

noun \ˌme-lə-ˈl(y)ü-kə\

Definition of MELALEUCA

:  any of genus (Melaleuca) of Australian and East Indian trees and shrubs of the myrtle family; especially :  cajeput

Origin of MELALEUCA

New Latin, from Greek melas black + leuka, feminine of leukos white — more at light
First Known Use: 1790

mel·a·leu·ca

noun \ˌmel-ə-ˈl(y)ü-kə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MELALEUCA

1
capitalized : a genus of Australian and southeast Asian trees and shrubs of the myrtle family (Myrtaceae) that includes the cajeput (M. leucadendron)
2
: any tree or shrub of the genus Melaleuca

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