: a genus (the type of the family Elaeagnaceae) of chiefly Asian shrubs or trees having alternate leaves and perfect flowers with four stamens see goumi, russian olive , silverberry

Word History


New Latin, from Greek elaiagnos, a kind of willow, from elaia olive, olive tree + agnos chaste tree

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“Elaeagnus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elaeagnus. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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