leptospermum

leptospermum
\\-_məm\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from lept- + -spermum
: a genus of Australasian shrubs or small trees of the family Myrtaceae having small rigid alternate leaves and white flowers — see tea tree

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/lep'teuh sperr"meuhm/, n.
any of various shrubs or trees of the genus Leptospermum, of the myrtle family, native to Australia and adjacent areas and often cultivated as ornamentals in milder climates. Cf. tea tree.
[ < NL (1776), equiv. to lepto- LEPTO- + -spermum, neut. of -spermus -SPERMOUS]

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