from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several eucalpytus trees, especially the widely planted species Eucalyptus camaldulensis, having smooth bark that peels off in strips, reddish wood, and lance-shaped, aromatic leaves.

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  • noun an eucalyptus tree with red wood, found in Australia.
  • noun a tree of the hazel family, found in North America.

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  • noun reddish-brown wood and lumber from heartwood of the sweet gum tree used to make furniture
  • noun very large red gum tree
  • noun red gum tree of Tasmania
  • noun a North American tree of the genus Liquidambar having prickly spherical fruit clusters and fragrant sap
  • noun reddish-brown dried gummy exudation from any of several trees of the genus Eucalyptus especially Eucalyptus camaldulensis


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