American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of numerous tall trees of the genus Eucalyptus, native to Australia and having aromatic leaves that yield an oil used medicinally and wood valued as timber.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An important genus of myrtaceous evergreen trees and shrubs, including about 120 species, abundant in all parts of Australia, and occurring rarely in New Guinea, Timor, and the Moluccas. The flowers are usually in axillary umbels, with a firm, deciduous, calyptra-like calyx, no petals, and very numerous stamens. The seeds are very small. The leaves are thick and smooth, mostly similar on both sides, and thrown into a vertical position by a twist of the petiole, glandular - punctate, and with a strong, peculiar odor. The matured wood is always hard, and the timber is often very valuable. Many of the arboreous species are very tall; and some, as E. amygdalina and E. diversicolor, reach a height of over 400 feet, exceeding in this respect all other known trees. Many species exude a gum (a kind of kino), whence the common name of gum-tree. From the extreme hardness or the fibrous character of the bark, some are known as iron-bark or stringy-bark trees, and others are distinguished as mountain-ash, box-, or mahogany-trees, etc. E. sideroploia, which is the principal iron bark-tree, and E. resinifera, are the chief source of Botany Bay kino. The leaves of various species, especially of E. globulus, and the oil extracted from them, are said to have important remedial powers in asthma, bronchitis, and various other diseases. The trees are of very rapid growth, and several species, especially the blue-gum, E. globulus, have been extensively planted in warm countries for their timber. Their culture in malarious districts has also been recommended for the purpose of counteracting miasmatic influences.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) 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.
- n. a tree of the genus Eucalyptus
- n. wood of any of various eucalyptus trees valued as timber
- From French eucalyptus. (Wiktionary)
- New Latin Eucalyptus, genus name : Greek eu-, eu- + Greek kaluptos, covered (from kaluptein, to cover). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Then, on the Cloud Controller: when i run it i got an error: sudo - u eucalyptus ssh-copy-id - i ~eucalyptus/. ssh/id_rsa. pub eucalyptus@”
“When he realized that his investment in eucalyptus was a failure he turned his attention to stock breeding, determining finally to produce the finest strains of Shire horses, Shorthorn cattle and Duroc Jersey hogs in America.”
“The breeze is friendly, the sun is cheerful and hard, the eucalyptus are as graceful as ever.”
“They live on eucalyptus, which is mostly inedible to humans.”
“There's also oil of lemon eucalyptus, which is available in some sprays and lotions if you want to use something plant based, there's a good idea.”
“The blue gum trees in the neighbourhood were extremely fine, whilst that species of eucalyptus, which is vulgarly called the apple tree, and which we had not seen since we quitted the eastern coast, again made its appearance on the flats, and of large size; as was the casuarina filifolia, growing here and there on its immediate banks.”
“The woods included every tree of the soil and climate, excepting a white and straight stemmed eucalyptus, which is common at Hunter's River, and there called the Flooded Gum; it is used and reckoned valuable for spars, but the few specimens that I have seen of it have been very brittle and bad.”
“A very potent medicine called eucalyptus oil is brewed from gum-leaves, and a favourite Australian "house-wives '" remedy for rheumatism is a bed stuffed with gum-leaves.”
“Sprinkled all down the mountain sides were fair white villas, or wooden châlet-like houses, with their terraces and gardens, and most of them surrounded by trees, of which the eucalyptus was the most common.”
“A wide and deep hollow or valley existed among high sandhill country, timbered mostly with a eucalyptus, which is simply a gigantic species of mallee, but as it grows singly, it resembles gum-trees.”
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