What does eucalyptus mean?

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


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eucalyptus

    ū-kal-ip′tus, n. the 'gum-tree,' a large Australian evergreen, beneficial in destroying the miasma of malarious districts.—ns. Eu′calypt, a eucalyptus; Eucalyp′tol, a volatile, colourless, limpid oil. [Coined from Gr. eu, well, kalyptos, covered—kalyptein, to cover.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. eucalyptus

    A type of cultivar, seed, plant, shrub and tree created and cultivated in various species.

    Eucalyptus is a variety of tree and is used for timber, oil and various other purposes.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eucalyptus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eucalyptus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Portuguese proverb:

    Eucalyptus trees are for us, pine trees for our children, and cork trees are for our grandchildren

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