: a genus (the type of the family Olacaceae) of evergreen trees and shrubs distributed through the tropics of Asia, Africa, and Australia and having distichous leaves and small racemose flowers with three stamens

Word History


New Latin, from Late Latin olax odorous, from olēre to smell; from the unpleasant odor of the wood

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“Olax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Olax. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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