Definition of oleraceous
: having the qualities of a potherb oleraceous plants
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Origin and Etymology of oleraceous
Latin oleraceus, holeraceus, from oler-, olus, holer-, holus potherb + -aceus -aceous; akin to Latin helvus light-bay-colored
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