plural noun
Ole·a·les | \ ˌōlēˈā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Oleales 

: an order of dicotyledonous woody plants including the single family Oleaceae and being often included in the order Gentianales

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History and Etymology for Oleales

New Latin, from Olea + -ales

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