Definition of Eucalyptus

1. Noun. Wood of any of various eucalyptus trees valued as timber.

Substance meronyms: Eucalypt, Eucalyptus Tree
Generic synonyms: Wood

2. Noun. A tree of the genus Eucalyptus.

Definition of Eucalyptus

1. n. A myrtaceous genus of trees, mostly Australian. Many of them grow to an immense height, one or two species exceeding the height even of the California Sequoia.

Definition of Eucalyptus

1. Noun. any of many trees, of genus ''Eucalyptus'', native mainly to Australia ¹

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Definition of Eucalyptus

1. [n -LYPTI or -LYPTUSES]

Medical Definition of Eucalyptus

1. A myrtaceous genus of trees, mostly Australian. Many of them grow to an immense height, one or two species exceeding the height even of the California Sequoia. They have rigid, entire leaves with one edge turned toward the zenith. most of them secrete resinous gums, whence they called gum trees, and their timber is of great value. Eucalyptus Globulus is the blue gum; E. Aigantea, the stringy bark: E. Amygdalina, the peppermint tree. E. Gunnii, the Tasmanian cider tree, yields a refreshing drink from wounds made in the bark in the spring. Center species yield oils, tars, acids, dyes and tans. It is said that miasmatic valleys in Algeria and Portugal, and a part of the unhealthy Roman Campagna, have been made more salubrious by planting groves of these trees. Origin: NL, from GR. Well, good + covered. The buds of Eucalyptus have a hemispherical or conical covering, which falls off at anthesis. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Eucalyptus

eucalyptus (current term)
eucalyptus gum
eucalyptus kino
eucalyptus oil
eucalyptus tree

Literary usage of Eucalyptus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"eucalyptus GLOBULUS. LAB. ON« to 350 feet with a circumference of ¡JO to 100 feet, ... eucalyptus ROBUSTA, contains large cavities in its stem between the ..."

2. American Druggist (1893)
"A bright yellow oil, closely resembling that of eucalyptus Globulus. Very rich in cineol. 7. ... eucalyptus Oil from eucalyptus Corymbosa Smith (Bloodwood). ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1886)
"There is increasing evidence of the good effects obtained from the oils of eucalyptus and turpentine in the treatment of diphtheria. ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"i, eucalyptus robusta, a species which is exceedingly handsome as a young tree and has been extensively planted along roadsides and streets in the warmer ..."

5. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"The eucalyptus, commonly called gum tree, belongs to the natural order ... In fact, wherever hickory or oak is required, eucalyptus can take its place. ..."

6. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1900)
"The genus eucalyptus furnishes, in the Mediterranean region, a very evident ... In 1886, having made a sowing of seed gathered from a eucalyptus botryoides ..."

7. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1912)
"Notable among these are the eucalyptus trees and the castor bean plant. ... The statement has often been made that the planting of eucalyptus trees in ..."

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