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tea tree

noun
1.
a tall shrub or small tree, Leptospermum scoparium, of the myrtle family, native to New Zealand and Australia, having silky foliage when young, and bell-shaped, white flowers: often planted to prevent beach erosion.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; so called from the use of its leaves as an infusion
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tea tree

noun
1.
any of various myrtaceous trees of the genus Leptospermum, of Australia and New Zealand, that yield an oil used as an antiseptic
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