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eucalyptus


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  {Red  chalk}.  See  under  {Chalk}. 
 
  {Red  copper}  (Min.),  red  oxide  of  copper;  cuprite. 
 
  {Red  coral}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  precious  coral  ({Corallium 
  rubrum}).  See  Illusts  of  {Coral}  and  {Gorgonlacea}. 
 
  {Red  cross}.  The  cross  of  St  George,  the  national  emblem  of 
  the  English. 
  b  The  Geneva  cross.  See  {Geneva  convention},  and  {Geneva 
  cross},  under  {Geneva}. 
 
  {Red  currant}.  (Bot.)  See  {Currant}. 
 
  {Red  deer}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  common  stag  ({Cervus  elaphus}),  native  of  the  forests 
  of  the  temperate  parts  of  Europe  and  Asia.  It  is  very 
  similar  to  the  American  elk,  or  wapiti. 
  b  The  Virginia  deer.  See  {Deer}. 
 
  {Red  duck}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  European  reddish  brown  duck 
  ({Fuligula  nyroca});  --  called  also  {ferruginous  duck}. 
 
  {Red  ebony}.  (Bot.)  See  {Grenadillo}. 
 
  {Red  empress}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  butterfly.  See  {Tortoise  shell}. 
 
 
  {Red  fir}  (Bot.),  a  coniferous  tree  ({Pseudotsuga  Douglasii}) 
  found  from  British  Columbia  to  Texas,  and  highly  valued 
  for  its  durable  timber.  The  name  is  sometimes  given  to 
  other  coniferous  trees,  as  the  Norway  spruce  and  the 
  American  {Abies  magnifica}  and  {A.  nobilis}. 
 
  {Red  fire}.  (Pyrotech.)  See  {Blue  fire},  under  {Fire}. 
 
  {Red  flag}.  See  under  {Flag}. 
 
  {Red  fox}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  common  American  fox  ({Vulpes 
  fulvus}),  which  is  usually  reddish  in  color. 
 
  {Red  grouse}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  Scotch  grouse,  or  ptarmigan.  See 
  under  {Ptarmigan}. 
 
  {Red  gum},  or  {Red  gum-tree}  (Bot.),  a  name  given  to  eight 
  Australian  species  of  {Eucalyptus}  ({Eucalyptus 
  amygdalina},  {resinifera},  etc.)  which  yield  a  reddish  gum 
  resin.  See  {Eucalyptus}. 
 
  {Red  hand}  (Her.),  a  left  hand  appaum['e],  fingers  erect, 
  borne  on  an  escutcheon,  being  the  mark  of  a  baronet  of  the 
  United  Kingdom  of  Great  Britain  and  Ireland;  --  called 
  also  {Badge  of  Ulster}. 
 
  {Red  herring},  the  common  herring  dried  and  smoked. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eucalyptus  \Eu`ca*lyp"tus\,  n.  [NL.,  from  GR  ?  well  good  +  ? 
  covered.  The  buds  of  Eucalyptus  have  a  hemispherical  or 
  conical  covering,  which  falls  off  at  anthesis.]  (Bot.) 
  A  myrtaceous  genus  of  trees,  mostly  Australian.  Many  of  them 
  grow  to  an  immense  height,  one  or  two  species  exceeding  the 
  height  even  of  the  California  Sequoia. 
 
  Note:  They  have  rigid,  entire  leaves  with  one  edge  turned 
  toward  the  zenith.  Most  of  them  secrete  resinous  gums, 
  whence  they  called  {gum  trees},  and  their  timber  is  of 
  great  value.  {Eucalyptus  Globulus}  is  the  blue  gum;  {E. 
  gigantea},  the  stringy  bark:  {E.  amygdalina},  the 
  peppermint  tree.  {E.  Gunnii},  the  Tasmanian  cider  tree, 
  yields  a  refreshing  drink  from  wounds  made  in  the  bark 
  in  the  spring.  Other  species  yield  oils,  tars,  acids, 
  dyes  and  tans.  It  is  said  that  miasmatic  valleys  in 
  Algeria  and  Portugal,  and  a  part  of  the  unhealthy  Roman 
  Campagna,  have  been  made  more  salubrious  by  planting 
  groves  of  these  trees. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bloodwood  \Blood"wood\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  tree  having  the  wood  or  the  sap  of  the  color  of  blood. 
 
  Note:  Norfolk  Island  bloodwood  is  a  euphorbiaceous  tree 
  ({Baloghia  lucida}),  from  which  the  sap  is  collected 
  for  use  as  a  plant.  Various  other  trees  have  the  name 
  chiefly  on  account  of  the  color  of  the  wood,  as 
  {Gordonia  H[ae]matoxylon}  of  Jamaica,  and  several 
  species  of  Australian  {Eucalyptus};  also  the  true 
  logwood  ({  H[ae]matoxylon  campechianum}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eucalyptus 
  n  1:  wood  of  any  of  various  eucalyptus  trees  valued  as  timber 
  2:  a  tree  of  the  genus  Eucalyptus  [syn:  {eucalypt},  {eucalyptus 
  tree}] 




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