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oleaster

Line breaks: ole¦as|ter
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊlɪˈastə
 
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Definition of oleaster in English:

noun

A Eurasian shrub or small tree cultivated as an ornamental.
  • Genus Elaeagnus, family Elaeagnaceae: several species, in particular E. angustifolia, which bears edible yellow olive-shaped fruit (also called Russian olive in North America)
Example sentences
  • Olives from wild trees (oleasters) were sporadically gathered, in the Near East, by Neolithic peoples about 10,000 years ago.
  • Additionally, to compare the genetic diversity of laperrinei populations with that of populations belonging to the europaea subspecies, wild Mediterranean olives (oleasters) were characterized.
  • Anyway, I arrive at my own yard and see my overgrown oleaster hedge in bloom with its teeny-tiny, very un-peony-like flowers.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin, from olea 'olive tree'.

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