from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A shrub or small tree native to New Zealand and southeast Australia.
- n. The wood of this plant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Either Leptospermum scoparium, a low shrub, called white or scrub manuka, or L. ericoides, a tree, called red manuka. The wood of the latter is very hard and durable and is a favorite with the natives for making spears, paddles, fishing-rods, etc. The leaves of L. scoparium are sometimes used as a substitute for tea, whence it is called tea-tree.