fever tree

1. any of several trees having leaves or bark used to allay fever or thought to indicate regions free of fever
Hypernyms: ↑tree
2. tall fast-growing timber tree with leaves containing a medicinal oil; young leaves are bluish
Hypernyms: ↑eucalyptus, ↑eucalypt, ↑eucalyptus tree
3. ornamental shrub or small tree of swampy areas in southwestern United States having large pink or white sepals and yielding Georgia bark for treating fever
Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush
Member Holonyms: ↑Pinckneya, ↑genus Pinckneya
4. African tree supposed to mark healthful regions
Hypernyms: ↑acacia
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Acacia

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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