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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Lamiales — a large number of woody plants, including the olive, ash, forsythia, jasmine, privet, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A natural family of trees and shrubs having berries or drupes or capsules as fruits; the olive family; sometimes placed in the order Oleales; it includes the olive; ash; jasmine; privet; and lilac.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order of dicotyledonous gamopetalous trees and shrubs, of the cohort Gentianales, typified by the genus Olea, and characterized by the two stamens and the ovary of two cells each with two ovules; the olive family.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. trees and shrubs having berries or drupes or capsules as fruits; sometimes placed in the order Oleales: olive; ash; jasmine; privet; lilac

Etymologies

Olea +‎ -aceae (Wiktionary)

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