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

First Known Use of melaleuca

1790, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for melaleuca

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

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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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