Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several trees, such as certain species of eucalyptus or Pinckneya pubens, of the southeast United States, having leaves or bark used to allay fever.

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  • n. tall fast-growing timber tree with leaves containing a medicinal oil; young leaves are bluish
  • n. African tree supposed to mark healthful regions
  • n. any of several trees having leaves or bark used to allay fever or thought to indicate regions free of fever
  • n. ornamental shrub or small tree of swampy areas in southwestern United States having large pink or white sepals and yielding Georgia bark for treating fever

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  • Heehee! I've seen it spelled as one word, m, so maybe you don't need the tree surgeon.

    October 2, 2008

  • Oooh! I'll just call in the tree surgeon to remove that little gap.

    October 2, 2008

  • I can imagine mollusque coming over all febrile at the sight of these e's bouncing along.

    October 1, 2008