Olinia

noun
Olin·​ia | \ ōˈlinēə \

Definition of Olinia

: a small genus (coextensive with the family Oliniaceae of the order Myrtales) of African shrubs with opposite coriaceous leaves, small flowers in bracted cymes, and drupaceous fruits — see hard pear sense 1

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History and Etymology for Olinia

New Latin, from Johan Henrik Olin, 18th century Swedish botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Olinia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Olinia. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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