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melaleuca British & World English

An Australian shrub or tree which bears spikes of bottlebrush-like flowers. Some kinds are a source of timber or medicinal oil

Melaleuca in cajuput British & World English

A chiefly Australasian tree related to the bottlebrushes, with papery bark

Melaleuca in tea tree British & World English

An Australasian flowering shrub or small tree whose leaves are sometimes used for tea. Some species yield an oil valued for its antiseptic properties

Melaleuca alternifolia in tea tree British & World English

An Australasian flowering shrub or small tree whose leaves are sometimes used for tea. Some species yield an oil valued for its antiseptic properties