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EtymologyEdit

Shortened form of the genus name Eucalyptus

NounEdit

eucalypt (plural eucalypts)

  1. 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.
  2. Any tree of the tribe Eucalypteae of genera related and similar to Eucalyptus, such as Corymbia and Angophora.

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