Meaning of “eucalyptus” in the English Dictionary

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"eucalyptus" in British English

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eucalyptusnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌjuː.kəlˈɪp.təs/ us /ˌjuː.kəlˈɪp.təs/ also eucalyptus tree, also gum tree

any of several types of tree, found especially in Australia, that produce an oil with a strong smell. Eucalyptus oil is used in medicine and industry:

eucalyptus oil

(Definition of “eucalyptus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)