Definition of Oleaster family
1. Noun. Shrubs or small trees often armed.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Myrtales, Order Myrtales, Order Thymelaeales, Thymelaeales
Member holonyms: Elaeagnus, Genus Elaeagnus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Oleaster Family
Literary usage of Oleaster family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"oleaster family. Shrubs or trees, mostly silvery-scaly, or stellate-pubescent, with entire alternate or opposite leaves, and perfect polygamous or dioecious ..."
2. Forestry in Minnesota by Samuel Bowdlear Green, Geological and Natural History Survey of Minnesota (1902)
"The varieties of the broad-leaved European Linden (T. Platyphyllos) have failed in this section. ELAEAGNACEAE. oleaster family. ..."
3. Winston's Cumulative ... Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Bookby Charles Morris by Charles Morris (1917)
"... of ^ Buffon published alone the five volumes oleaster family, a native of the States and on minerals, from 1783 to 1788. Of the Canada, with lanceolate, ..."
4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"oleaster family. Fig. 42. Trees and shrubs, covered with silvery and brown, peltate or stellate scales: leaves alternate or opposite, simple, ..."