eucalypt eucalypt

Definition(s):

  • (n) a tree of the genus Eucalyptus

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Usage(s):

  1. Conrad writes movingly of Cotton's 1992 photo of a bird launching itself from a burnt eucalypt branch, likening it to the Platonic image of the soul's release from the body.
  2. From this vantage point, looking west to flat-topped Mount Tomah, the first peak Caley reached, eucalypt-green ridges roll away like swell on an uneasy sea.

News

  1. Money doesn't grow on trees but gold leaf does, apparently

    Australian researchers have found minuscule nuggets of gold hidden inside the leaves of eucalyptus trees, in a discovery they say could help prospectors discover new deposits of the precious metal.
    on October 24, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  2. Gilding the gum tree: Scientists strike gold in leaves

    Eucalyptus trees -- or gum trees as they are known -- are drawing up gold particles from the earth via their root system and depositing it their leaves and branches.
    on October 23, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Money doesn't grow on trees but gold leaf does, scientists find

    Sydney (AFP) - Australian researchers have found minuscule nuggets of gold hidden inside the leaves of eucalyptus trees, in a discovery they say could help prospectors discover new deposits of the precious metal.
    on October 23, 2013     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  • "The destruction of these carbon banks and the wildlife, the rare flora and water catchments has got to stop," Senator Brown told reporters. "It is three times worse for climate change previous assessments estimated and in tall eucalypt...
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Bob Brown Source: The Age

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