Any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Melaleuca, native chiefly to Australia, having aromatic leaves containing essential oils and usually papery white bark.
A taxonomic genus within the family Myrtaceae — certain tea trees, honey myrtles, and paperbarks.
Other Word Forms of Melaleuca
Origin of Melaleuca
New Latin genus name Greek melās black (probably from the black trunks or the black inner bark of some melaleuca species) Greek leukos white leuk- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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