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leptospermum

[ lep-tuh-spur-muhm ]
/ ˌlɛp təˈspɜr məm /
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noun
any of various shrubs or trees of the genus Leptospermum, of the myrtle family, native to Australia and adjacent areas and often cultivated as ornamentals in milder climates.
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Origin of leptospermum

<New Latin (1776), equivalent to lepto-lepto- + -spermum, neuter of -spermus-spermous
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