Oleaceous
Oleaceous O`le*a"ceous, a. [L. ol['e]aceus of the olive tree.] (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural family of plants ({Oleace[ae]}), mostly trees and shrubs, of which the olive is the type. It includes also the ash, the lilac, the true jasmine, and fringe tree. [1913 Webster]

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  • oleaceous — adj. of the plant family Oleaceae, including olive and jasmine. Etymology: mod.L Oleaceae f. L olea olive tree * * * adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of trees or shrubs of the olive family • Pertains to noun: ↑Oleaceae •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • oleaceous — /oh lee ay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Oleaceae, the olive family of plants. Cf. olive family. [1855 60; < NL Oleace(ae) (Ole(a) the olive genus (L olea, oliva olive, olive tree; see OLIVE, OIL) + aceae ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • oleaceous — [ˌəʊlɪ eɪʃəs] adjective Botany relating to or denoting plants of the olive family (Oleaceae). Origin C19: from mod. L. Oleaceae, based on L. olea olive tree , + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • oleaceous — ole·a·ceous …   English syllables

  • oleaceous — /oʊliˈeɪʃəs/ (say ohlee ayshuhs), /ɒli / (say olee ) adjective belonging to the Oleaceae, or olive family of plants, which includes the ash, jasmine, etc. {Latin olea olive + aceous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Chionanthus virginica — Fringe tree Fringe tree A small oleaceous tree ({Chionanthus virginica}), of the southern United States, having clusters of snow white flowers with slender petals. It is often cultivated. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fringe tree — A small oleaceous tree ({Chionanthus virginica}), of the southern United States, having clusters of snow white flowers with slender petals. It is often cultivated. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • olive — /ol iv/, n. 1. an evergreen tree, Olea europaea, of Mediterranean and other warm regions, cultivated chiefly for its fruit. Cf. olive family. 2. the fruit of this tree, a small oval drupe, eaten as a relish and used as a source of oil. 3. Also… …   Universalium

  • Palpita nigropunctalis — Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • family Oleaceae — noun trees and shrubs having berries or drupes or capsules as fruits; sometimes placed in the order Oleales: olive; ash; jasmine; privet; lilac • Syn: ↑Oleaceae, ↑olive family • Derivationally related forms: ↑oleaceous (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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