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eucalyptus

Definitions of eucalyptus
  1. noun
    a tree of the genus Eucalyptus
    synonyms: eucalypt, eucalyptus tree
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    flooded gum
    any of several Australian gum trees growing on moist or alluvial soil
    mallee
    any of several low-growing Australian eucalypts
    stringybark
    any of several Australian eucalypts having fibrous inner bark
    smoothbark
    any of several Australian eucalypts having the bark smooth except at or near the base of the trunk
    Eucalyptus amygdalina, peppermint, peppermint gum, red gum
    red gum tree of Tasmania
    Eucalyptus calophylla, marri, red gum
    very large red gum tree
    Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Eucalyptus rostrata, river gum, river red gum
    somewhat crooked red gum tree growing chiefly along rivers; has durable reddish lumber used in heavy construction
    Eucalyptus camphora, mountain swamp gum
    medium-sized swamp gum of New South Wales and Victoria
    Eucalyptus coriacea, Eucalyptus pauciflora, ghost gum, snow gum, white ash
    small to medium-sized tree of Australia and Tasmania having smooth white to light-grey bark shedding in patches or strips
    Eucalyptus delegatensis, alpine ash, mountain oak
    tall timber tree with hard heavy pinkish or light brown wood
    Eucalyptus fraxinoides, white mountain ash
    large tree with dark compact bark on lower trunk but smooth and white above; yields lumber similar to that of European or American ashes
    Eucalyptus globulus, blue gum, fever tree
    tall fast-growing timber tree with leaves containing a medicinal oil; young leaves are bluish
    Eucalypt ovata, swamp gum
    medium-sized tree of southern Australia
    Eucalyptus maculata, spotted gum
    large gum tree with mottled bark
    Eucalyptus citriodora, Eucalyptus maculata citriodora, lemon-scented gum
    similar to but smaller than the spotted gum and having lemon-scented leaves
    Eucalyptus regnans, mountain ash
    tree having wood similar to the alpine ash; tallest tree in Australia and tallest hardwood in the world
    Eucalyptus viminalis, manna gum
    tall tree yielding a false manna
    Eucalyptus dumosa, congoo mallee, white mallee
    small shrubby mallee
    Eucalyptusd eugenioides, thin-leaved stringybark, white stringybark
    stringybark having white wood
    Eucalypt grandis, rose gum
    very tall tree of Queensland and New South Wales
    Eucalypt gunnii, cider gum
    small to medium-sized tree of Tasmania
    Eucalytus stellulata, black gum, black mallee, black sally
    a small mallee with rough dark-colored bark toward the butt; yields a red eucalyptus kino gum
    Eucalypt tereticornis, forest red gum
    tall tree of Queensland and New South Wales and Victoria
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    gum, gum tree
    any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum
  2. noun
    wood of any of various eucalyptus trees valued as timber
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    the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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