Definition of Oleaceous

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to or characteristic of trees or shrubs of the olive family.

Partainyms: Oleaceae
Derivative terms: Oleaceae



Definition of Oleaceous

1. a. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Oleaceæ), mostly trees and shrubs, of which the olive is the type. It includes also the ash, the lilac, the true jasmine, and fringe tree.

Definition of Oleaceous

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the plant family Oleaceae. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Oleaceous

1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Oleaceae), mostly trees and shrubs, of which the olive is the type. It includes also the ash, the lilac, the true jasmine, and fringe tree. Origin: L. Oleaceus of the olive tree. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oleaceous

oldskool
oldsquaw
oldsquaws
oldster
oldsters
oldstyle
oldstyles
oldtimer
oldtimers
oldwench
oldwife
oldwives
oldy
ole
olea
oleaceous (current term)
oleaginous
oleaginously
oleaginousness
oleamen
oleamide
oleamides
oleander
oleander fern
oleanders
oleandomycin
oleandomycin phosphate
oleandomycins
oleandrin
oleandrine

Literary usage of Oleaceous

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

1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1876)
"... and oleaceous groups, by George Bentham (dealing with the development of the former group and the geographical distribution of both). ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"Zucc., an oleaceous shrub, which may readily be known by its opposite Ivs., is occasionally supplied by dealers as a variety of Ilex Aquifolium. 1946. ..."

3. American Druggist (1887)
"It may be colored with palm oil or oleaceous annatto coloring. The latter can be made by digesting 1 oz. of the seeds in 8 oz. of olive oil. ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"... an oleaceous shrub, which may readily be known by its opposite leaves, is occasionally supplied by dealers as a variety of Ilex Aquifolium. (a. ..."

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