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oleaceous

[ oh-lee-ey-shuhs ]
/ ˌoʊ liˈeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging to the Oleaceae, the olive family of plants.
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Origin of oleaceous

1855–60; <New Latin Oleace(ae) (Ole(a) the olive genus (Latin olea, olīva olive, olive tree; see olive, oil) + -aceae-aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for oleaceous

oleaceous
/ (ˌəʊlɪˈeɪʃəs) /

adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Oleaceae, a family of trees and shrubs, including the ash, jasmine, privet, lilac, and olive

Word Origin for oleaceous

C19: via New Latin from Latin olea olive; see also oil
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