: a large genus of Australasian shrubs or low trees (family Compositae) with alternate leaves and rather large heads of flowers having white or purple rays, the pappus capillary, and the receptacle without chaff

Word History


New Latin, from Adam Ölschläger (Latinized Olearius) †1671 German traveler + New Latin -ia

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“Olearia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Olearia. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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