tea tree


: any of various Australasian shrubs or small trees (genus Leptospermum) of the myrtle family that form dense thickets and have aromatic evergreen foliage
: any of various melaleucas (especially Melaleuca alternifolia) with aromatic leaves that yield an essential oil used especially as an antiseptic

Examples of tea tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This balm also contains a variety of oils known for soothing the skin, including coconut, sunflower, and tea tree, to name a few. Laura Lu, Ms, Parents, 4 June 2024 Subsequent efforts to find living stick insects on Ball’s Pyramid were unsuccessful until 2001, when a search party hiked up the pyramid at night and found two females in a small tea tree. Darren Incorvaia, New York Times, 28 May 2024 Essential Oils Essential oils such as tea tree, lavender, and peppermint possess antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and soothing properties. Debbie Wolfe, Popular Science, 27 May 2024 Body Prescriptions Body Scrub for Men $14.99 The Body Prescriptions Body Scrub for Men is infused with tea tree oil and can be used on the body, feet, face, hands, and legs. Nora Colomer, Fox News, 17 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for tea tree 

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Word History


from the use of an infusion of their leaves as a beverage

First Known Use

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tea tree was in 1790

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“Tea tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20tree. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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