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tea tree

a tall shrub or small tree, Leptospermum scoparium, of the myrtle family, native to New Zealand and Australia, having silky foliage when young, and bell-shaped, white flowers: often planted to prevent beach erosion.
Origin of tea tree
First recorded in 1750-60; so called from the use of its leaves as an infusion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The tea tree (Thea viridis) is very nearly allied to the Camellia; but there are many points of difference.

    Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon
  • Petiver considered our plant as a species of tea tree; future observations will probably confirm his conjecture.

British Dictionary definitions for tea tree

tea tree

any of various myrtaceous trees of the genus Leptospermum, of Australia and New Zealand, that yield an oil used as an antiseptic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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