tea tree

noun

Definition of tea tree

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

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Origin and Etymology of tea tree

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


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