Definition of Osmanthus

1. Noun. Widely distributed genus of evergreen shrubs or trees of southern United States and Middle East and China and Japan.

Exact synonyms: Genus Osmanthus
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Oleaceae, Oleaceae, Olive Family
Member holonyms: American Olive, Devilwood, Osmanthus Americanus



Definition of Osmanthus

1. Noun. Any of several widely distributed evergreen flowering plants, of the genus ''Osmanthus''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Osmanthus

osgood-schlatter disease
oshac
oshacs
oshibori
oshidashi
osier
osiered
osieries
osiers
osiery
osiris
oskar
osler-weber-rendu disease
osmanli
osmanthus
osmanthuses
osmate
osmateria
osmaterium
osmates
osmatic
osmazome
osmeriform
osmesis
osmeteria
osmeterium
osmiamate
osmiamates
osmiamic

Literary usage of Osmanthus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"In the Hawaiian Islands the family is represented by the genus Osmanthus with a ... The genus Osmanthus with its 10 species is distributed in South Asia, ..."

2. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"In the Hawaiian Islands the family is represented by the genus Osmanthus with a ... The genus Osmanthus with its 10 species is distributed in South Asia, ..."

3. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1918)
"The devil-wood (Osmanthus) of our Gulf states, sometimes called the American olive, belongs in this family, as do the lilac, forsythia, privet, ..."

4. Gardening in California: Landscape and Flower by John McLaren (1908)
"Osmanthus aquifolium has handsome holly-like leaves, is evergreen and of ... Osmanthus fragrans has entire, elliptic-shaped leaves and bears yellow flowers. ..."

5. Manual of the Trees of North America (exclusive of Mexico) by Charles Sprague Sargent (1905)
"Osmanthus, Lour. Trees or shrubs, with terete or slightly angled ... Osmanthus with ten species inhabits eastern North America, the Hawaiian Islands, ..."

6. Gardening in California, Landscape and Flower by John McLaren (1914)
"Osmanthus. So named on account of the fragrance of its flowers. ... Osmanthus aquifolium has handsome holly-like leaves, is evergreen and of good habit, ..."

7. Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs by Angus Duncan Webster (1908)
"Holly-leaved Osmanthus. Japan. This is a handsome evergreen shrub, ... Myrtle-leaved Osmanthus. A very distinct and beautiful shrub, with unarmed leaves. ..."

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