Apple box



noun
an ornamental Australian tree, Eucalyptus bridgesiana, having heart-shaped juvenile leaves, large lanceolate adult leaves, and conical fruits Also called apple gum
Historical Examples

An apple box had fallen against a wheel, and the crates of pails looked as if they had been spilled aboard.
In Pastures Green Peter McArthur

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