Definition of Family Oleaceae
1. Noun. Trees and shrubs having berries or drupes or capsules as fruits; sometimes placed in the order Oleales: olive; ash; jasmine; privet; lilac.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Gentianales, Order Gentianales
Member holonyms: Genus Olea, Olea, Chionanthus, Genus Chionanthus, Genus Forestiera, Genus Forsythia, Fraxinus, Genus Fraxinus, Genus Jasminum, Jasminum, Genus Ligustrum, Ligustrum, Genus Osmanthus, Osmanthus, Genus Phillyrea, Phillyrea, Genus Syringa, Syringa
Derivative terms: Oleaceous
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Oleaceae
Literary usage of Family Oleaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of Mycology by William Ashbrook Kellerman, Job Bicknell Ellis, Benjamin Matlack Everhart, United States Dept. of Agriculture. Section of Vegetable Pathology (1905)
"in Florida,1' members of the family Oleaceae, to which Fraxinus belongs, a number of trials were made to see if the number of hosts could be extended. ..."
2. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"Order Gentianales.—Herbs, shrubs, vines, or trees. Six families in the United States. The olive family (Oleaceae) includes the common lilac (Syrin- ga), ..."
3. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"The olive family (Oleaceae) includes the common lilac (Syrin- ga), the ash trees (Fraxinus), the privet (Ligustrum). The gentian family (Gentianaceae) among ..."
4. The Essentials of Botany by Charles Edwin Bessey (1896)
"family Oleaceae (Olives) : Shrubs and trees (rarely herbs) with mostly opposite leaves ; corolla-lobes valvate or 0 ; stamens 2 (or 4) ; ovary 2-celled ..."
5. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1902)
"The order as a whole is medicinal ; it contains some useful, and not a few ornamental, plants. family Oleaceae. Olive Family. ..."