noun, plural eu·ca·lyp·ti [yoo-kuh-lip-tahy] /ˌyu kəˈlɪp taɪ/, eu·ca·lyp·tus·es.
Origin of eucalyptus
Examples from the Web for 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'|Michael Erard|January 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Physarella lusitanica Torrend is a globose form depressed above or betimes discoidal, occurring on Eucalyptus trees in Portugal.The North American Slime-Moulds|Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
“The giant gum, Eucalyptus amygdalina, is said to be the tallest tree in the world,” the gentleman replied.The Land of the Kangaroo|Thomas Wallace Knox
Back of the platform the eucalyptus trees were now pale spectres, their leaves hanging nerveless in the still air.The Gay Cockade|Temple Bailey
But his prize stunt was when he broke into 251 the real estate business and laid out Eucalyptus City.Odd Numbers|Sewell Ford
A species of eucalyptus has been found in Australia as large or larger.
noun plural -lyptuses, -lypti (-ˈlɪptaɪ) or -lypts
Word Origin for eucalyptus
1809, from Modern Latin, coined 1788 by French botanist Charles Louis L'héritier de Brutelle (1746-1800) from Greek eu "well" (see eu-) + kalyptos "covered" (see Calypso); so called for the covering on the bud.