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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Essential oils — specifically a tiny bottle of tea tree oil and another of eucalyptus oil. Juliet Pennington, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Jan. 2023 Look for gummies with ingredients like tea tree oil, which can help soothe the scalp and reduce inflammation. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 16 Jan. 2023 Paul Mitchell's Tea Tree Special Shampoo combines tea tree oil, peppermint, and lavender for a zingy, get-your-scalp-right kind of clean. Lauren Dana Ellman And Angela Trakoshis, Allure, 23 Dec. 2022 Each pad has been infused with lemon essence, tea tree oil, and other natural ingredients. Maya Polton, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Dec. 2022 The first is the CBD muscle freeze which is a full-spectrum CBD product made with a powerful botanical blend that includes arnica, tea tree oil, and menthol. Dallas News, 22 Sep. 2022 The tea tree oil helps fight acne and rosacea, and grapefruit seed extract has brightening properties to help illuminate your complexion. Dallas News, 21 Dec. 2022 Some other natural flea treatments for dogs include apple cider vinegar, rosemary oil, lemon juice, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, and tea tree oil. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Oct. 2022 The coconut oil is rich in fatty acids and has anti-inflammatory benefits; the peppermint oil helps promote circulation to the scalp; and tea tree oil is anti-fungal, antimicrobial and antibacterial. Andrea Cheng, Good Housekeeping, 30 Nov. 2022 See More

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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 29 Jan. 2023.

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