Olearia

noun Ole·ar·ia \ˌōlēˈa(a)rēə\

Definition of Olearia

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of olearia

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


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