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American olive

Definition of the noun american olive

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  1. small tree of southern United States having panicles of dull white flowers followed by dark purple fruits
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • scientific name: Osmanthus americanus
    • synonym of American olive: devilwood
    • more generic word: tree = a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown
    • member of: genus Osmanthus / Osmanthus = widely distributed genus of evergreen shrubs or trees of southern United States and Middle East and China and Japan
    • geographic area: North America
    • observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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Google previewEncyclopedia of American Food and Drink (2014)

by John F. Mariani

(The “American olive”or “devil wood,” Olea Americana, and the “California olive,” Oreodaphne californica, are of no realculinary interest.) Theolive haslong been cultivated throughout the Mediterranean, where it isamajorfood of thepeople's diet ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Nmaes (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

Gray English: devilwood, American olive, wild olive O.fragrans Lour. (Osmanthus asiaticus Nakai; Osmanthus asiaticus var. latifolius Makino; Olea fragrans Thunb.) English: fragrant olive ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues (2015)

by Ken Albala

For example, the North American Olive Oil Association petitioned the FDA in 1990 for a detailed standard of identity for olive oil to address the problem of adulterated products. It was not until 2008 that a detailed standard was adopted in ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1820)

Olea Americana, the American olive : leaves lanceolate-elliptic quite entire, racemes narrowed, all the bractes permanent connate small. Racemes short, axillary, brachiate, with opposite pedicels. Segments of the corolla revolute. Style so ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of South Carolina (2000)

by Nancy Capace

PLANT LIFE In the narrow strip along the South Carolina coast is the subtropical growth in which are found such plants as the large palmetto, several dwarf palmettos, the American olive, the evergreen Carolina laurel cherry, several species of ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1916)

Jones, "A Great American Olive Ranch," in World's ...

Google previewThe Fairchild Books Dictionary of Interior Design (2014)

by Mark Hinchman

ironwood A collective term for many varieties of excep- tionally hard wood, such as the South American olive wood. American ironwood is a brown-gray wood that is hard, heavy, ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1899)

by Benjamin Eli Smith

American olive, the devil- wood. — Bastard or mock olive, in Australia, NoUlata ligustrina and X. longifolia, the latter also called Botany Bay olive. — California olive, the Callfomian mountain- laurel, UmbeUularia Califomica ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary (1833)

by George Crabb

-01ea capensis, seu Sideroxylon, ape Olive—Olen americana, sen Ligustrum, American Olive. -—() lea rscelsa, Laurel-leaved Olive. — Dod. Pemp.; Bauh. 1'in.,- Ger. Herb.,- Park.

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary, Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences, Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers and Illustrated by Plates, Epigrams, Cuts, &c. by George Crabb (1833)


ape Olive—Olen americana, seu Ligustrum, American Olive. --0lea creelsa, Laurel-leaved Olive. —- D011. Pemp.,Bauh. Pin.,- Ger. Herb.,- Par/r. Theat. Bot.,- Rail Hist; Tourn. Inst. OLEA is also the Bondia ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

- American olive, the devilwood.–Bastard or mock olive, in Australia, Notelaea ligustrina and N. longifolia, the latter also called Botany Bay olive.- California olive, the Californian mountainlaurel, Umbellularia Californica.-- Fragrant ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

American olive, the devil- wood. — Bastard or mock olive, in Australia, NoUlma ligustrtna and .V. longifolia, the latter also called Botany Bay olive. — California Olive, the Callfornian mountain- laurel, Umbellularia Californica.

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