Definition of Olive family
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
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Olive Family
Literary usage of Olive family
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"olive family. 1830. Trees or shrubs (a few genera almost herbaceous) with opposite or rarely alternate simple or pinnate exstipulate entire or dentate ..."
2. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"From Florida and Louisiana the range of this one extends to Virginia, but in cultivation it is hardy much further northward. THE olive family. ..."
3. Forestry in Minnesota by Samuel Bowdlear Green, Geological and Natural History Survey of Minnesota (1902)
"olive family. Genus FRAXINUS. Leaves opposite, petioled, odd-pinnate with three to fifteen toothed or entire leaflets. Flowers small, dioecious or ..."
4. Flora of Los Angeles and Vicinity by Le Roy Abrams (1904)
"olive family. Trees or shrubs with opposite or rarely alternate simple or pinnate exstipulate entire or dentate leaves, and regular perfect, polygamous or ..."
5. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy for Students of Pharmacy, and by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"... JE, OR olive family. A family of about 500 species of trees and shrubs, of wide distribution. The leaves are opposite, exstipulate, being either simple ..."