Definitions for eucalyptusˌyu kəˈlɪp təs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eucalyptus(noun)

    wood of any of various eucalyptus trees valued as timber

  2. eucalyptus, eucalypt, eucalyptus tree(noun)

    a tree of the genus Eucalyptus

Wiktionary

  1. eucalyptus(Noun)

    any of many trees, of genus Eucalyptus, native mainly to Australia

  2. Origin: From eucalyptus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eucalyptus(noun)

    a myrtaceous genus of trees, mostly Australian. Many of them grow to an immense height, one or two species exceeding the height even of the California Sequoia

Freebase

  1. Eucalyptus

    Eucalyptus L'Heritier 1789 is a diverse genus of flowering trees and shrubs in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. Members of the genus dominate the tree flora of Australia. There are more than 700 species of eucalyptus, mostly native to Australia, and a very small number are found in adjacent areas of New Guinea and Indonesia and one, Eucalyptus deglupta, ranges north to the Philippines. Only fifteen species occur outside Australia, with just nine of these not occurring in Australia. Species of eucalyptus are cultivated widely in the tropical and temperate world, including the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East, China and the Indian Subcontinent, though most species do not tolerate frost. Eucalyptus is one of three similar genera that are commonly referred to as "eucalypts", the others being Corymbia and Angophora. Many species, but far from all, are known as gum trees because they exude copious sap from any break in the bark. The generic name is derived from the Greek words ευ "well" and καλυπτος "covered", referring to the operculum on the calyx that initially conceals the flower.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Eucalyptus

    A genus of Australian trees of the Myrtaceae family that yields gums, oils, and resins which are used as flavoring agents, astringents, and aromatics, and formerly to treat diarrhea, asthma, bronchitis, and respiratory tract infections.


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