eucalyptus meaning

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Noun: eucalyptus (eucalypti,eucalyptuses)  `yooku'liptus
  1. Wood of any of various eucalyptus trees valued as timber 
  2. A tree of the genus Eucalyptus
    - eucalypt, eucalyptus tree

Derived forms: eucalypti, eucalyptuses

Type of: gum, gum tree, wood

Part of: genus Eucalyptus

Encyclopedia: Eucalyptus


[Architecture]

Wood of the eucalyptus tree, native to Australia and Tasmania, but many species now are grown elsewhere in the world; the physical characteristics and properties vary considerably with the species. Also see gumwood.


[Medicine]
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. n
1 cap : a genus of mostly Australian evergreen trees or rarely shrubs of the myrtle family that have rigid entire leaves and umbellate flowers and are widely cultivated for their gums, resins, oils, and useful woods
2 pl -ti or -tus·es : any tree or shrub of the genus Eucalyptuseucalyptus adj

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  1. likewise, certain angiosperms, for example, some eucalyptus species, will present few seed harvesting problems.
  2. path through eucalyptus first view of ribadiso do baixo
  3. bubba replied, " at the end of eucalyptus drive.
  4. occurrence and control of bacterial wilt of eucalyptus
  5. nutrient curve of eucalyptus abl12 plantation

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