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

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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, "How Australia’s Wilderness Is Recovering From Wildfires," 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, "Eucalyptus Road The long and tangled history of California’s eucalyptus trees," 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, "Eucalyptus Road The long and tangled history of California’s eucalyptus trees," 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, "When Did Humans Discover Fire? The Answer Depends on What You Mean By 'Discover'," 1 June 2018

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Eucalypt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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