Russian olive

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Russian olive

A small tree (Elaeagnus angustifolia) native to Eurasia and widely naturalized in central and western North America, having narrow silvery leaves, fragrant greenish flowers, and olivelike fruit.
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(ˌoʊ liˈæs tər)

a small thorny tree, Elaeagnus angustifolia, with gray-green leaves, fragrant yellow flowers, and oval berries. Also called Russian olive.
[before 1000; Middle English < Latin: wild olive tree]
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Noun1.Russian olive - deciduous shrubby tree of Europe and western Asia having grey leaves and small yellow fruits covered in silvery scales; sometimes spiny
oleaster - any of several shrubs of the genus Elaeagnus having silver-white twigs and yellow flowers followed by olivelike fruits
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Every day, when we thought we might've finally extended the fence to their entrances, we would hear rustling in the brush down below in the live oaks and Russian olive and realize they had found another way in again.
Autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) and Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) were introduced in the 1830s from Asia for wildlife cover and food.
We trudged--well, Nolan mushed and I pulled--to the end of some Russian olive trees.
Beavers strongly selected cottonwood and Russian olive, weakly selected willow, and used less frequently than available mule-fat (Baccharis salicifolia), screwbean mesquite (Prosopis pubescens), saltcedar, and broadleaf cattail (Table 2).
Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) is an invasive tree that is the target of many restoration efforts across the United States.
Twin Russian olive trees shade me all day, but for the hours just after daybreak.
This outcrop was <3 m away from the edge of the wetland area, receiving partial shade from overhanging willow and Russian Olive. At a second, smaller outcrop (Shed Rock 2), approximately 60 m north of Shed Rock 1, but away from the wetland edge, we found 2 adult C.
The nurses station is made of polished olivewood accent panels reminiscent of the native Russian Olive trees that line local rivers.
The SCS cost-share was 75 percent that spring, so we went with a 2,000-foot-long five-row shelterbelt that included lilac, locust, green ash, Russian olive and Colorado blue spruce.
I was on the ground, tucked into a Russian olive, waiting for her with a Savora-tipped GameGetter arrow loaded into my Jennings T-Star.
Exploding off the rest, the arrow reached its target quickly as the deer stumbled and crashed off through the Russian olive trees!
Russian Olive, apple, hawthorn and pear trees can make up the small trees, with spruce trees and pines covering the medium and tall conifers in the windbreak.

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