Olinia

noun Olin·ia \ōˈlinēə\

Definition of Olinia

  1. :  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 1

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Origin and Etymology of olinia

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


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