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Olea

Olea \O"le*a\, prop. n. [L. olive. See Olive.] (Bot.) A genus of trees including the olive.

Note: The Chinese Olea fragrans, noted for its fragrance, and the American devilwood ( Olea Americana) are now usually referred to another genus ( Osmanthus).

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Olea is a genus of about 40 species in the family Oleaceae, native to warm temperate and tropical regions of southern Europe, Africa, southern Asia and Australasia. They are evergreen trees and shrubs, with small, opposite, entire leaves. The fruit is a drupe. Leaves of Olea contain trichosclereids.

For humans, the most important species is by far the Olive (Olea europaea), native to the Mediterranean region, Africa, southwest Asia and the Himalayas. O. paniculata is a larger tree, attaining a height of 15–18 m in the forests of Queensland, and yielding a hard and tough timber. The yet harder wood of the Black IronwoodO. laurifolia, an inhabitant of Natal, is important in South Africa.

Olea species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Double-striped Pug.

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Sentendosi molto stanco, si alzò vacillante per andare da Elain, che stava avvolgendo dei pasticci di carne in carta oleata.

For example, the olive Olea europea was domesticated in the eastern Mediterranean.

There are about 40 other species of olives in tropical and southern Africa, southern Asia, and eastern Australia, some of them closely related to Olea europea, but none of them was ever domesticated.

Africa, southern Asia, and eastern Australia, some of them closely related to Olea europea, but none of them was ever domesticated.