eucalyptus tree

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to eucalyptus tree: eucalyptus oil
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eucalyptus tree - a tree of the genus Eucalyptuseucalyptus tree - 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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
The body of a teenaged girl dangles from the branch of a eucalyptus tree. Charlie becomes Jasper's unwilling co-conspirator in eliminating the evidence and keeping the appalling secret.
President Hugo Chavez seized a eucalyptus tree farm owned by Ireland's Smurfit Kappa, vowing to clear the trees and use the land for crops as he seeks to tighten state control over food output, reports Reuters (March 7, 2009):
THE owner of a eucalyptus tree nursery plunged 30ft to his death from a huge "zip" slide less than two months before he was due to be married, an inquest heard yesterday.
Similarly, in 2003, while on patrol Max noticed a great blue heron hatchling hanging by its neck in a forked branch of a eucalyptus tree. Max organized a fuel depot rescue team and the bird was safely removed from its precarious perch and transported to Project Wildlife.
This gentle, solitary animal spends up to 20 hours a day sleeping, and the remaining hours eating eucalyptus tree leaves.
One eucalyptus tree consumes up to 100 gallons of water per day, so removing the trees is like putting water back in the system.
After a ferocious storm uprooted the large eucalyptus tree in our yard, my dad was confronted with the task of taking it down.
Amongst these gems of the mature Adams oeuvre, one remarkable photograph stands out: Eucalyptus Tree, Fort Ross, California 0969).
The notoriously fussy eaters survive on a diet of leaves from a small number of eucalyptus tree species.
Q I HAVE a two-year-old eucalyptus tree about 5ft from my house wall and the same from my neighbours' wall.