leptospermum

leptospermum

[lep-tuh-spur-muhm]
noun
any of various shrubs or trees of the genus Leptospermum, of the myrtle family, native to Australia and adjacent areas and often cultivated as ornamentals in milder climates.
Compare tea tree.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1776), equivalent to lepto- lepto- + -spermum, neuter of -spermus -spermous

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