melaleuca

noun mel·a·leu·ca \ ˌme-lə-ˈl(y)ü-kə \

Definition of melaleuca

: any of a genus (Melaleuca) of Australian and southeast Asian trees and shrubs of the myrtle family; especially : cajeput

Origin and Etymology of melaleuca

New Latin, from Greek melas black + leuka, feminine of leukos white — more at light


Medical Dictionary

melaleuca

noun mel·a·leu·ca \ ˌmel-ə-ˈl(y)ü-kə \

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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