from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun A shrub or small tree native to New Zealand and southeast Australia.
  • noun uncountable The wood of this plant.


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