Shortened form of the genus name Eucalyptus
eucalypt (plural eucalypts)
- Any tree of the genus Eucalyptus.
- 2009 January 31, David McMahon, “My brush with flames”, in Herald Sun:
- I know each is caused by the fire accelerating rapidly up the valley, consuming everything in its path and travelling swiftly up to the crowns of the tall gums and eucalypts.
- Any tree of the tribe Eucalypteae of genera related and similar to Eucalyptus, such as Corymbia and Angophora.