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eucalyptus
blue gum
Eucalyptus globulus

eu·ca·lyp·tus

 (yo͞o′kə-lĭp′təs) also eu·ca·lypt (yo͞o′kə-lĭpt′)
n. pl. eu·ca·lyp·tus·es or eu·ca·lyp·ti (-tī′) also eu·ca·lypts
Any of numerous trees of the genus Eucalyptus, native chiefly to Australia and widely planted worldwide, having aromatic leaves and valued as a source of oil, gum, and wood.

[New Latin Eucalyptus, genus name : Greek eu-, eu- + Greek kaluptos, covered (from kaluptein, to cover; see kel- in Indo-European roots).]

eucalyptus

(ˌjuːkəˈlɪptəs) or

eucalypt

n, pl -lyptuses, -lypti (-ˈlɪptaɪ) or -lypts
(Plants) any myrtaceous tree of the mostly Australian genus Eucalyptus, such as the blue gum and ironbark, widely cultivated for the medicinal oil in their leaves (eucalyptus oil), timber, and ornament
[C19: New Latin, from eu- + Greek kaluptos covered, from kaluptein to cover, hide]

eu•ca•lyp•tus

(ˌyu kəˈlɪp təs)

n., pl. -ti (-tī), -tus•es.
any tree of the genus Eucalyptus, of the myrtle family, native to Australia and adjacent islands, having aromatic evergreen leaves.
[1800–10; < New Latin < Greek eu- eu- + kalyptós covered, wrapped]
eu`ca•lyp′tic, adj.

eu·ca·lyp·tus

(yo͞o′kə-lĭp′təs)
Any of numerous tall trees that are native to Australia. Eucalyptus trees have wood valued as timber and aromatic leaves containing an oil used in medicinal preparations.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eucalyptus - wood of any of various eucalyptus trees valued as timbereucalyptus - wood of any of various eucalyptus trees valued as timber
eucalypt, eucalyptus tree, eucalyptus - a tree of the genus Eucalyptus
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.eucalyptus - a tree of the genus Eucalyptuseucalyptus - a tree of the genus Eucalyptus  
gum tree, gum - any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum
genus Eucalyptus - tall trees native to the Australian region; source of timber and medicinal oils from the aromatic leaves
eucalyptus - wood of any of various eucalyptus trees valued as timber
flooded gum - any of several Australian gum trees growing on moist or alluvial soil
mallee - any of several low-growing Australian eucalypts
stringybark - any of several Australian eucalypts having fibrous inner bark
smoothbark - any of several Australian eucalypts having the bark smooth except at or near the base of the trunk
Eucalyptus calophylla, marri, red gum - very large red gum tree
Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Eucalyptus rostrata, river gum, river red gum - somewhat crooked red gum tree growing chiefly along rivers; has durable reddish lumber used in heavy construction
Eucalyptus camphora, mountain swamp gum - medium-sized swamp gum of New South Wales and Victoria
Eucalyptus coriacea, Eucalyptus pauciflora, ghost gum, snow gum, white ash - small to medium-sized tree of Australia and Tasmania having smooth white to light-grey bark shedding in patches or strips
alpine ash, Eucalyptus delegatensis, mountain oak - tall timber tree with hard heavy pinkish or light brown wood
Eucalyptus fraxinoides, white mountain ash - large tree with dark compact bark on lower trunk but smooth and white above; yields lumber similar to that of European or American ashes
blue gum, Eucalyptus globulus, fever tree - tall fast-growing timber tree with leaves containing a medicinal oil; young leaves are bluish
Eucalypt ovata, swamp gum - medium-sized tree of southern Australia
Eucalyptus maculata, spotted gum - large gum tree with mottled bark
Eucalyptus citriodora, Eucalyptus maculata citriodora, lemon-scented gum - similar to but smaller than the spotted gum and having lemon-scented leaves
Eucalyptus regnans, mountain ash - tree having wood similar to the alpine ash; tallest tree in Australia and tallest hardwood in the world
Eucalyptus viminalis, manna gum - tall tree yielding a false manna
Translations
أوكاليبتوس، كينا
eukalyptus
eukalyptus
eucalyptuseucalypte
eukaliptusz
tröllatré
eucalyptus
eukaliptas
eikalipts
eukalyptus
evkaliptus
okaliptüs

eucalyptus

[ˌjuːkəˈlɪptəs] N (eucalyptuses or eucalypti (pl)) [ˌjuːkəˈlɪptaɪ] (= tree) → eucalipto m; (= oil) → esencia f de eucalipto

eucalyptus

[ˌjuːkəˈlɪptəs] neucalyptus m

eucalyptus

nEukalyptus m; eucalyptus (oil)Eukalyptusöl nt

eucalyptus

[ˌjuːkəˈlɪptəs] neucalipto

eucalyptus

(juːkəˈliptəs) plurals ˌeucaˈlyptuses ~ˌeucaˈlypti (-tai)
– a type of large Australian evergreen tree, giving timber, gum and an oil that is used in the treatment of colds.

eu·ca·lyp·tus

n. eucalipto; planta productora de aceites antisepticos y larcidos antisépticos.

eucalyptus

n (bot) eucalipto
References in classic literature ?
The water was quite free from reptiles, and the vegetation upon the banks of the river had altered to more open and parklike forest, with eucalyptus and acacia mingled with a scattering of tree ferns, as though two distinct periods of geologic time had overlapped and merged.
Acacia and eucalyptus predominated among the trees; yet there were ash and oak and even pine and fir and hemlock.
Eucalyptus they were, but not the royal monarchs that their brothers are in native habitats.
Having wallowed for two hours through the deep sand of the eucalyptus forest, he fell exhausted against the penthouse door.
But while he talked so heartily, Daughtry saw, in a resplendent visioning, all the freedom of a schooner in the great South Seas, and felt his heart sink in realisation that remained for him only the pest-house, the sand-dunes, and the sad eucalyptus trees.
Through the heavy Caspakian air, beneath the swollen sun, the five men marched northwest from Fort Dinosaur, now waist-deep in lush, jungle grasses starred with myriad gorgeous blooms, now across open meadow-land and parklike expanses and again plunging into dense forests of eucalyptus and acacia and giant arboreous ferns with feathered fronds waving gently a hundred feet above their heads.
Roots of the eucalyptus will prolong themselves incredibly in search of moisture.
On the site of his orchards and vine-yards, of his proud mansion, of his very fish ponds, I have scrawled myself with half a hundred thousand eucalyptus trees.
At first she was greatly disappointed, because the nearer trees were all punita, or cotton-wood or eucalyptus, and bore no fruit or nuts at all.
The pigeon was now flying low, and where a grove of eucalyptus presented a solid front to the wind, the bird was suddenly sent fluttering wildly upward for a distance of a hundred feet.
But when once on the sandstone platform, the scenery becomes exceedingly monotonous; each side of the road is bordered by scrubby trees of the never-failing Eucalyptus family; and with the exception of two or three small inns, there are no houses or cultivated land: the road, moreover, is solitary; the most frequent object being a bullock-waggon, piled up with bales of wool.
Leptocybe invasa was recently introduced into Brazil, where it exhibits the behavior of endophytic oviposition, inducing the formation of galls on leaves and petioles of eucalyptus trees, with increased frequency of leaf distortion, drying, and defoliation of new branches (Rinaldi et al.