plural noun Ole·a·ce·ae \ˌōlēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Oleaceae

  1. :  a family of shrubs and trees (order Oleales) having opposite or rarely alternate exstipulate leaves, tetramerous flowers, and the fruits a berry, drupe, or capsule

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Origin and Etymology of oleaceae

New Latin, from Olea, type genus + -aceae

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a brief usually trivial fact

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