elaeagnus

Elaeagnus

E`l[ae]*ag"nus\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a B[oe]otian marsh plant; ? olive + ? sacred, pure.] (Bot.) A genus of shrubs or small trees, having the foliage covered with small silvery scales; oleaster.
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