from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Leptospermum, native to Australia and New Zealand, having small, needlelike leaves and white, pink, or red flowers.
- n. Any of several Australian trees of the genus Melaleuca, especially M. alternifolia, whose leaves yield an oil used in various herbal preparations.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The tea plant, Camellia sinensis, from which black, green, oolong and white tea are all obtained.
- n. The tree Melaleuca alternifolia from which tea tree oil is obtained.
- n. A shrub or small tree native to New Zealand and southeast Australia, Leptospermum scoparium.
- n. The kanuka, Kunzea ericoides.
- n. The duke of Argyll's tea tree, Lycium barbarum, also known as wolfberry or matrimony vine.
- n. The shrub ti, Cordyline fruticosa.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the tea plant of China. See Tea plant, above.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common tea-plant or tea-shrub. See tea, 2.
- n. A name of various myrtaceous and other plants, chiefly of the genera Leptospermum and Melaleuca, found in Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand. See phrases below.
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