noun \ˈōˌlaks\

Definition of Olax

  1. :  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

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of olax

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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Olax? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!