eu·​ca·​lypt ˈyü-kə-ˌlipt How to pronounce eucalypt (audio)

Examples of eucalypt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Australia’s massive bushfires, which were contained in mid-February and declared over in early March, left eucalypt forests scorched and the ground, too dry to absorb the following rainfall. Theresa MacHemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Mar. 2020 His eucalypts were to afford him time to write meaningful novels instead of commercial bestsellers, to get him out of debt, to change his life. The Economist, 18 Dec. 2019 Jack London, who was to become one of America’s first writers of world renown, studied endless pamphlets about the promise of eucalypts. The Economist, 18 Dec. 2019 New research suggests that many plants that have adapted well to a fiery landscape or indeed need fire to reproduce, such as some pines, eucalypts and proteas, first appeared around this time, some 90 million years ago. Andrew C. Scott, Time, 1 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eucalypt was in 1877

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“Eucalypt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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