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eu·ca·lyp·tus

(yū'kă-lip'tŭs),
The dried leaves of Eucalyptus globulus (family Myrtaceae), the blue gum or Australian fever tree.
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eucalyptus

Herbal medicine
An evergreen, the volatile oil of which contains eucalyptol and cineole, pinenes, sesquiterpene alcohols and others. It is antiseptic and expectorant, and is commonly used as a steam inhalant for asthma and respiratory infections and to soothe oral mucosae, and used topically for dry skin and dandruff.
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Global Cultivated Eucalypt Forests Map 2008, Version 1.0.1, www.git-forestry.com (last accessed 14 Jun 2016).
I had just emerged from a dramatic walk in the valley below, the eucalypts exuding the oils that rise like a miasma to give the Blue Mountains their name, the gurgling streams crystalline and in which I passed an Indian traveller sat on a rock channelling Ganesha.
Therefore, due to the great importance of eucalypts wood and the dependence on mechanical properties for its correct use, this study aims to monitor the deterioration occurred over 540 days to juvenile and mature woods of four species of eucalypts submitted to three different field decay tests through mechanical properties obtained by flexural tests.
"Longer-Term Effects of Pine and Eucalypt Plantations on Streamflow." Water Resources Research 44.
Nonetheless, in eucalypt rooted cuttings production at reduced substrate volumes and frequent irrigation, the N in the substrate components may not be sufficient because it is easily leached.
Given the widespread extent of both existing and planned eucalypt reforestation in southern Australia, the association of this species with water repellency (McGhie 1980; Ferreira et al.
Leaves of blue-gum eucalypt (Eucalyptus globulus Labill.), grey poplar (Populus x canescens (Ait.) Sm.), and European pear (Pyrus communis L.
Used as a flavoring agent in a wide range of foods and beverages--as well as being present in a range of therapeutic products-1,8-cineole can also be found in red wine, where it is responsible for characters described as "eucalypt," "camphor," "fresh" and "minty."
Reproduction of Trichospilus diatraeae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in pupae of two lepidopterans defoliators of eucalypt
With typically less than 2 per cent nitrogen (dry weight), eucalypt leaves are already nutritionally marginal, and become inedible for insects below about 1 per cent nitrogen.