oleaceous

oleaceous

[oh-lee-ey-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Oleaceae, the olive family of plants.
Compare olive family.


Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin Oleace(ae) (Ole(a) the olive genus (Latin olea, olīva olive, olive tree; see olive, oil) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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oleaceous (ˌəʊlɪˈeɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Oleaceae, a family of trees and shrubs, including the ash, jasmine, privet, lilac, and olive
 
[C19: via New Latin from Latin oleaolive; see also oil]

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