oleaster

noun
ole·​as·​ter | \ ˈō-lē-ˌa-stər How to pronounce oleaster (audio) , ˌō-lē-ˈa- \

Definition of oleaster

: any of several plants (genus Elaeagnus of the family Elaeagnaceae, the oleaster family) having alternate leaves and small often fragrant flowers with four stamens especially : russian olive

First Known Use of oleaster

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oleaster

Middle English, from Latin, from olea

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“Oleaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oleaster. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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