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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: eu- 'well, good' (from Greek ey, eu 'good') + Greek kalyptos 'covered'; from the covering on the tree's buds

eucalyptus

noun
     
Related topics: Plants, Drugs, Medicines
eu‧ca‧lyp‧tus [uncountable and countable]
HBPMD a tall tree that produces an oil with a strong smell, used in medicines

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