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oleaster

[oh-lee-as-ter] /ˌoʊ liˈæs tər/
noun
1.
an ornamental shrub or small tree, Elaeagnus angustifolia, of Eurasia, having fragrant yellow flowers and an olivelike fruit.
Also called Russian olive.
Origin of oleaster
1000
before 1000; Middle English < Latin: wild olive tree, derivative of olea olive
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oleaster

/ˌəʊlɪˈæstə/
noun
1.
any of several shrubs of the genus Elaeagnus, esp E. angustifolia, of S Europe, Asia, and North America, having silver-white twigs, yellow flowers, and an olive-like fruit: family Elaeagnaceae
2.
Also called wild olive. a wild specimen of the cultivated olive
Word Origin
Latin: from olea; see olive, oil
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