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oleaster

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noun ole·as·ter \ˈō-lē-ˌas-tər, ˌō-lē-ˈ\

Definition of oleaster

  1. :  any of several plants (genus Elaeagnus of the family Elaeagnaceae, the oleaster family) having alternate leaves and small often fragrant flowers with four stamens; especially :  russian olive



Origin and Etymology of oleaster

Middle English, from Latin, from olea


First Known Use: 14th century


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