Oleaceae

plural noun
Ole·​a·​ce·​ae | \ ˌōlēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Oleaceae

: 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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History and Etymology for Oleaceae

New Latin, from Olea, type genus + -aceae

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“Oleaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oleaceae. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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