[ US /ˌoʊɫiˈæstɝ/ ]
  1. any of several shrubs of the genus Elaeagnus having silver-white twigs and yellow flowers followed by olivelike fruits
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How To Use oleaster In A Sentence

  • Olives from wild trees (oleasters) were sporadically gathered, in the Near East, by Neolithic peoples about 10,000 years ago.
  • Its wild relatives, known as oleaster forms, are generally indistinguishable from feral types and constitute a common component of the Mediterranean vegetation.
  • Tertullian (de Testim., v., after Rom. xi.); but the oleaster had thereby lost its very right to exist. The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries
  • Sheep are fattened by twigs of the olive or of the oleaster, by vetch, and bran of every kind; and these articles of food fatten all the more if they be first sprinkled with brine. The History of Animals
  • Some erroneously assert that all fish are female except in the cartilaginous fishes, for they think that the females of fish differ from what are supposed to be males only in the same way as in those plants where the one bears fruit but the other is fruitless, as olive and oleaster, fig and caprifig. On the Generation of Animals
  • It was probably the oleaster (Eleagnus angustifolius), which grows abundantly in almost all parts of Palestine, especially about Hebron and Easton's Bible Dictionary
  • Olea fragrans oleander oleaster onion opuntia orange, culture of Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)
  • _ An Olyve tre; _olea_, _oleaster_, _oliva_; _olivaris_. The plant-lore & garden-craft of Shakespeare
  • Among huge masses of granite are tangles of every shrub the island produces, the wild olive or oleaster being one of the most elegant; while every part of the heights close to the town abounds with little picture subjects, with a clear blue sky for a background. Itinerary through Corsica by its Rail, Carriage & Forest Roads
  • Anyway, I arrive at my own yard and see my overgrown oleaster hedge in bloom with its teeny-tiny, very un-peony-like flowers.
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