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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).]
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|Noun||1.||eucalypt - 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 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 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
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
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