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eucalyptus

[ yoo-kuh-lip-tuhs ]
/ 藢yu k蓹藞l瑟p t蓹s /
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noun, plural eu路ca路lyp路ti [yoo-kuh-lip-tahy], /藢yu k蓹藞l瑟p ta瑟/, eu路ca路lyp路tus路es.
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.
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Also eu路ca路lypt [yoo-kuh-lipt]. /藞yu k蓹藢l瑟pt/.

Origin of eucalyptus

1800鈥10; <New Latin <Greek eu-eu- + kalypt贸s covered, wrapped, akin to kal媒ptein to cover

OTHER WORDS FROM eucalyptus

eu路ca路lyp路tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for eucalyptus

eucalyptus

eucalypt (藞ju藧k蓹藢l瑟pt)

/ (藢ju藧k蓹藞l瑟pt蓹s) /

noun plural -lyptuses, -lypti (-藞l瑟pta瑟) or -lypts
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

Word Origin for eucalyptus

C19: New Latin, from eu- + Greek kaluptos covered, from kaluptein to cover, hide
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