- any of numerous often tall trees belonging to the genus Eucalyptus, of the myrtle family, native to Australia and adjacent islands, having aromatic evergreen leaves that are the source of medicinal oils and heavy wood used as timber.
Origin of eucalyptus
Examples from the Web for eucalyptus
Contemporary Examples of eucalyptus
The school was made up of low, Mission Revival–style buildings surrounded by redwoods and eucalyptus trees stirred by the wind.Adventures with an Extreme Polyglot: Excerpt from 'Babel No More'
January 10, 2012
Historical Examples of eucalyptus
Tasted of sugar a little and eucalyptus oil like they give you when you've got a cold.The Magic City
When she came to earth again, the sun was low beyond the eucalyptus trees.Stanford Stories
Charles K. Field
I have had no time to examine more than one species of Eucalyptus.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II
The palm takes the place of the eucalyptus to a certain extent.Foot-prints of Travel
Maturin M. Ballou
Eucalyptus and certain other species appear to be exceptions to this law.Seasoning of Wood
Joseph B. Wagner
- any myrtaceous tree of the mostly Australian genus Eucalyptus, such as the blue gum and ironbark, widely cultivated for the medicinal oil in their leaves (eucalyptus oil), timber, and ornament