Melaleuca meaning

mĕlə-lo͝okə
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.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Myrtaceae — certain tea trees, honey myrtles, and paperbarks.
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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