Eucalyptus definition

yo͝okə-lĭpt
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.
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Any of a genus (Eucalyptus) of tall, aromatic, chiefly Australian evergreen trees of the myrtle family, bearing pendent leaves and umbels of white, red, or pink flowers and valued for their timber, gum, and oil.
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Any of many trees, of genus Eucalyptus, native mainly to Australia.
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A taxonomic genus within the tribe Eucalypteae — a group of trees widespread in Australia.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
eucalyptus
Plural:
eucalypti, eucalyptuses

Origin of eucalyptus

  • New Latin Eucalyptus genus name Greek eu- eu- Greek kaluptos covered (from kaluptein to cover kel-1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French eucalyptus.

    From Wiktionary