from The Century Dictionary.
- 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- proper noun 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.
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- proper noun A taxonomic
familywithin the order Lamiales— a large number of woody plants, including the olive, ash, forsythia, jasmine, privet, etc.
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- noun trees and shrubs having berries or drupes or capsules as fruits; sometimes placed in the order Oleales: olive; ash; jasmine; privet; lilac
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Lilac (Syringa species) is a member of the Oleaceae (Olive) Family.
These are made up of Cupressaceae, Anacardiaceae, Pinaceae, Oleaceae, and Fagaceae families.
One correction, Sabah al ful, meaning morning of the Jasminum Sambac Arabic, it called Ful, Oleaceae.
The first bloom to announce coming of autumn by the strong fragrance is "kin (= golden) mokusei" (Oleaceae fragrans).