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  • n. Any of several widely distributed evergreen flowering plants, of the genus Osmanthus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of shrubs and trees of the gamopetalous order Oleaceæ and the tribe Oleineæ, known by the imbricated corolla-lobes, and thick, hard, woody endocarp.

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

  • n. widely distributed genus of evergreen shrubs or trees of southern United States and Middle East and China and Japan


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  • While the name of this dish had led me to expect something unusual, other items on the menu such as osmanthus drunken chicken (桂花醉雞, NT$250) seemed perfectly conventional, aside from the addition of osmanthus flowers as a topping.

    Taipei Times

  • Here are some suggestions: Goshiki osmanthus (O. heterophyllus 'Goshiki').

    A spring shower of queries on stink bugs, shade trees, more

  • If you do love osmanthus so, you might like this one a lot.

    Nuit de Cellophane by Serge Lutens: Perfume Review

  • When the blend becomes creamier, and what makes it so I am not sure more osmanthus, jasmine, almonds, honey? all of the above?

    Nuit de Cellophane by Serge Lutens: Perfume Review

  • On me, there was a distinct hairspray note at the top; while trying to bear this out I came face to face with the osmanthus.

    Nuit de Cellophane by Serge Lutens: Perfume Review

  • I love osmanthus and was really looking forward to this, but sadly, it' wasn't meant to be.

    Nuit de Cellophane by Serge Lutens: Perfume Review

  • The beginning is actually very interesting, a bright, fresh fruity-green accord that blends already apricotty osmanthus with more unripe aprictots and something verdant and dry.

    Nuit de Cellophane by Serge Lutens: Perfume Review

  • I was especially smitten with Napoléon (a wonderfully made and long lasting spicy incense perfume), Madame de Pompadour (which is very unusual and sensual fruity-floral with notes of champaca, gardenia vanilla, verbena and clementine and I am quite sure I also smell cassis and a hint of patchouli in the mix), and Camille (sophisticated floral with osmanthus and tuberose) and Chantelle (floral and fruity with jasmine, rose and tuberose).

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Of course, Charisma originates in the perfume of that name – a concoction of green tea, jasmine sambac, osmanthus, kewda and spearmint that creates a very distinct scent.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I just recently came across the essential oil of such rose Rosa odorata and created a scent inspired by that - Tea Rose with ionones derived from osmanthus, and with the added accent of green tea.

    Floral Tea Notes

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