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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 previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues (2015)

by Ken Albala

Department of Agriculture also updated its voluntary standard for olive oil; however, the North American Olive Oil Association believes that a national mandated level would provide a better route for enforcement. Food labeling ...

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 previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

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

Google previewTHE AMERICAN CYCLOPAEDIA: A Popular Dictionary of GENERAL KNOWLEDGE. (1875)

The American olive (0. Americana), also called devilwood on account of the difficulty of cutting and splitting it, is a small tree found from Virginia to Florida; it has a whitish bark, and entire very smooth, evergreen leaves, 3 to 6 in. long ; small, ...

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 previewUniversal Technological Dictionary (1833)

by George Crabb

—Olea americana, seu Ligustrum, American Olive. —Olea ercelsa, Laurel-leaved Olive. — Dod. Pemp.; Bauh. Pin. ; 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 previewA Dictionary of the Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, and Plants, Most Commonly Cultivated in the Plantations, Gardens, and Stoves, of Great-Britain, Etc (1790)

by Charles BRYANT (Naturalist)

American Olive. (keen-house" ' _ 4. Ira'grans. A shrub, havinglance-shaped, serrated leaves. Flowers solitary, on aggregatc peduncles from the sides of the- branches. 'si-agrant Olivc, Cream-house. P. ' - r . PASSERINA. Sparrow-wort.

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 smail. Racemes short, axillary, braciliate, with opposite pedicels. Segments of the corolla revolute. Style so ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

the American olive (O. americana); and the sweet-scented olive (O. fragrans.) Of the first sort there are several varieties; as the wartedolive, ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopaedia of Agriculture (1881)

A Treasury of Useful Information for the Farm and Household by Johnathan Periam

Devil-wood: American Olive, Sombern States. This is a small evergreen tree, with wit-g leathery leaves, and small, white, fragrant flowers. It is Southern States. acquires a woody v e. ! related to the olive-tree of the eastern world, but in: fruit ...

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