oleraceous

adjective

ol·​er·​a·​ceous
¦älə¦rāshəs
: having the qualities of a potherb
oleraceous plants

Word History

Etymology

Latin oleraceus, holeraceus, from oler-, olus, holer-, holus potherb + -aceus -aceous; akin to Latin helvus light-bay-colored

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“Oleraceous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oleraceous. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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