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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Olea mean? 

OLEA (noun)
  The noun OLEA has 1 sense:

1. evergreen trees and shrubs having oily one-seeded fruits

  Familiarity information: OLEA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

OLEA (noun)

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Evergreen trees and shrubs having oily one-seeded fruits

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants


genus Olea; Olea

Hypernyms ("Olea" is a kind of...):

dicot genus; magnoliopsid genus (genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination)

Meronyms (members of "Olea"):

olive tree (a tree of the genus Olea cultivated for its fruit)

European olive tree; Olea europaea; olive (evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits)

black maire; Olea cunninghamii (northern Zealand tree having dense hard light-brown wood)

Olea lanceolata; white maire (small New Zealand tree having red pulpy one-seeded fruit)

Holonyms ("Olea" is a member of...):

family Oleaceae; Oleaceae; olive family (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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