Definition of Russian olive in English:

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Russian olive

noun

North American term for oleaster.
Example sentences
  • East of the Cascades this is often in conifers, willows, Russian olives, or junipers, and west of the Cascades in conifers, willows, or ash trees.
  • Invasive species now bully out the natives - a few ancient cottonwoods stand clumped together in a thicket of Russian olives; a few willows huddle in a swath of tamarisk.
  • Hitch your steed and unpack your bedroll beneath the Russian olive trees and cottonwoods at the foot of Spider Rock, an 800-foot tower that is the spiritual home of the Navajo deity Spider Woman.
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