gum myrtle


gum myrtle
any of several trees of the genus Angophora, native to Australia, allied to and resembling the eucalyptus.

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  • gum myrtle — any of several trees of the genus Angophora, native to Australia, allied to and resembling the eucalyptus …   Useful english dictionary

  • myrtle — /merr tl/, n. 1. any plant of the genus Myrtus, esp. M. communis, a shrub of southern Europe having evergreen leaves, fragrant white flowers, and aromatic berries: anciently held sacred to Venus and used as an emblem of love. Cf. myrtle family. 2 …   Universalium

  • Myrtle — /merr tl/, n. a female given name. * * * Any of the evergreen shrubs in the genus Myrtus (family Myrtaceae). Authorities differ widely over the number of species included; most occur in South America, while some are found in Australia and New… …   Universalium

  • myrtle — [mʉrt′ l] n. [ME mirtille < OFr myrtille < ML myrtillus, dim. < L myrtus < Gr myrtos, myrtle, prob. < Sem; ? akin to Ar murr, myrrh] 1. any of a genus (Myrtus) of plants of the myrtle family, with evergreen leaves, white or pinkish …   English World dictionary

  • myrtle family — noun trees and shrubs yielding a fragrant oil • Syn: ↑Myrtaceae, ↑family Myrtaceae • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family • Member Holonyms: ↑Myrtales, ↑order Myrta …   Useful english dictionary

  • water gum — noun columnar swamp tree of southeastern to midwestern North America yielding pale soft easily worked wood • Syn: ↑Nyssa aquatica • Hypernyms: ↑tupelo, ↑tupelo tree * * * noun 1. : any of several Australian trees that grow near water; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dutch myrtle — Sweet Sweet, a. [Compar. {Sweeter}; superl. {Sweetest}.] [OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te, OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s[ u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr, s[oe]tr, Sw. s[ o]t, Dan. s[ o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sweet gum — Sweet Sweet, a. [Compar. {Sweeter}; superl. {Sweetest}.] [OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te, OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s[ u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr, s[oe]tr, Sw. s[ o]t, Dan. s[ o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water gum — wa′ter gum n. pln any of several Australian trees of the myrtle family, growing near water • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • blue gum — n. a large evergreen tree (Eucalyptus globulus) of the myrtle family, native to Australia, having smooth, deciduous bark and aromatic leaves: grown extensively in California …   English World dictionary


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