Meaning of leptospermum

lep•to•sper•mum

Pronunciation: (lep"tu-spûr'mum), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
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