Definition of Olea europaea

1. Noun. Evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits.

Exact synonyms: European Olive Tree, Olive
Terms within: Olive, Olive
Group relationships: Genus Olea, Olea
Generic synonyms: Olive Tree

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Olea Europaea

Old World porcupine
Old World quail
Old World rabbit
Old World robin
Old World scops owl
Old World vulture
Old World warbler
Old World yew
Old world white pelican
Olduvai Gorge
Olea cunninghamii
Olea europaea
Olea lanceolata
Oleandra mollis
Oleandra neriiformis
Olearia argophylla
Olearia haastii
Olfersia cervina

Literary usage of Olea europaea

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1. Comparative Anatomy of the Vegetative Organs of the Phanerogams and Ferns by Anton Bary (1884)
"... Quillaja, olea europaea, and Populus pyramidalis. In these cases the fibres of each group are seldom radially arranged ; their arrangement as seen in ..."

2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1848)
"... the French surgeons, is a cautery whose extremity is terminated by a button having the shape of an olive. OLIVA, olea europaea. OLIVARIS, Olive-shaped. ..."

3. Vegetable Fats and Oils: Their Practical Preparation, Purification by Louis Edgar Andés, Charles Salter (1902)
"148 wild thorny kind (olea europaea var. sylvestris L. = 01ea Oleaster Link et ... and the cultivated thornless olive (olea europaea culta L. = Olea sativa ..."

4. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"The olive-tree (olea europaea, Linn., Fig. 268), however, will always be mentioned. ... Above: a branch of olea europaea. Ravenna, Lake Como. ..."

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