from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of three species of Eucalyptus—E. amygdalina, E. piperita, and E. odorata.
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One of the most beautiful trees in the colony is called the peppermint-tree; its leaves, which are very abundant, resemble those of the willow, and, on being rubbed, smell strongly of peppermint.