oleaceous

oleaceous
adj. of the plant family Oleaceae, including olive and jasmine.
Etymology: mod.L Oleaceae f. L olea olive-tree

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adjective
of or pertaining to or characteristic of trees or shrubs of the olive family
Pertains to noun: ↑Oleaceae
Derivationally related forms: ↑Oleaceae

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\\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|āshəs\ adjective
Etymology: New Latin Oleaceae + English -ous
: of or relating to the Oleaceae

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/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]

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oleāˈceous adjective
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Main Entry:Olea

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oleaceous, a. Bot.
(əʊliːˈeɪʃəs)
[f. mod.L. Oleāce-æ, f. olea olive-tree: see -aceous.]
Belonging to the family Oleaceæ, comprising trees and shrubs chiefly of temperate regions; the typical genus is Olea, the Olive.
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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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  • 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} …  

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