Definition of Genus Olea
1. Noun. Evergreen trees and shrubs having oily one-seeded fruits.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Oleaceae, Oleaceae, Olive Family
Member holonyms: Olive Tree, European Olive Tree, Olea Europaea, Olive, Black Maire, Olea Cunninghamii, Olea Lanceolata, White Maire
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Olea
Literary usage of Genus Olea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1890)
"The genus Olea, which we are now going to consider more specially, has been perfectly denned and characterized by Linnaeus, who placed it, as we have seen, ..."
2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"OLIVE (Lat. oliva), the name of planta of the genus olea, and of the fruit of 0. ... The genus olea has evergreen leaves and minute white flowers in small ..."
3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"... Oligocene and Miocene of Europe; the genus Olea Linne with over thirty existing species about equally divided between Africa, Asia, and Australia and ..."
4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1911)
"THEO. HOLM. BOOT STRUCTURE OF THE OLIVE. Characteristic of the root structure of the genus Olea is the presence of ..."
5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"The genus Olea includes shout thirty species, very widely scattered, chiefly over the Oíd World, from the basin of the Mediterranean to South Africa and New ..."