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

Examples of tea tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This one contains charcoal to detox, tea tree, peppermint, and spearmint oils for a cooling effect and reduce itchiness, as well as aloe vera and hyaluronic acid to hydrate. Shannon M. Bauer, Health.com, 11 Oct. 2021 Thankfully, this shampoo relieves the itchy, sometimes painful flaking and irritation on my scalp through its main ingredient, tea tree oil. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 11 Oct. 2021 In a similar vein, Briogeo’s Scalp Revival mask ($32), also made with charcoal — and with tea tree, peppermint and spearmint oils to cool the skin — is recommended for use in between your shampoo and conditioner. New York Times, 13 May 2021 This starter set of essential oils is a personal favorite of mine and includes six different scents: lemongrass, peppermint, orange, tea tree, eucalyptus and lavender. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, 6 Jan. 2021 Earth Therapeutics Cooling Foot Scrub, for example, includes tea tree and wild mint oil. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, 21 Mar. 2021 Milder ingredients include tea tree oil or green tea, which also provide skin-soothing benefits. Sarah Kinonen, Allure, 14 Mar. 2021 When the mask is finished, apply the tea tree serum for a cooling effect designed to reduce irritation and redness that may occur from tugging at your skin during the process. Jennifer Ford, Forbes, 17 June 2021 Up until recently, the most popular options on the market were clarifying or tea tree oil shampoos. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, 6 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of tea tree

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tea tree

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

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The first known use of tea tree was in 1790

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16 Oct 2021

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“Tea tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20tree. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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