from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small Eurasian tree (Elaeagnus angustifolia) having oblong silvery leaves, fragrant greenish flowers, and olivelike fruit.
- n. The fruit of this tree.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A plant in the family Elaeagnaceae,
- n. Cultivated olive trees that have re-naturalized, sometimes treated as a species Olea oleaster, the wild olive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The wild olive tree (Olea Europea, var. sylvestris).
- n. Any species of the genus Elæagus. See eleagnus. The small silvery berries of the common species (Elæagnus hortensis) are called Trebizond dates, and are made into cakes by the Arabs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The true wild olive, Olea Oleaster.
- n. Any plant of the genus Elæagnus, especially E. angustifolia, also called wild olive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several shrubs of the genus Elaeagnus having silver-white twigs and yellow flowers followed by olivelike fruits
Middle English, from Latin, from olea, olive tree; see oleaginous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)