eucalyptus

Part of speech: noun

An evergreen tree of the myrtle family which grows, in Australia, to a height of 400 or 500 feet.

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Usage examples "eucalyptus":

  1. For the eastern coast of Corsica consists of a series of level plains where malarial fever is as rife as in any African swamp, and the traveller may ride through a fertile land where eucalyptus and palm grow amid the vineyards, and yet no human being may live after sunset. - "The Isle of Unrest", Henry Seton Merriman.
  2. There was only a narrow space between them, and a low thick brush of eucalyptus to the north. - "Expedition into Central Australia", Charles Sturt.
  3. Next he took stringy bark from the Eucalyptus tree, made hair of it, and stuck it on the heads of his clay men. - "Darwin and Modern Science", A.C. Seward and Others.