• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Oleraceous Pertaining to pot herbs; of the nature or having the qualities of herbs for cookery; esculent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • oleraceous In botany, of the nature of a potherb; fit for kitchen use: applied to plants having esculent properties.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Oleraceous ol-e-rā′shus of the nature of a pot-herb, for kitchen use.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. oleraceus, from olus, oleris, garden or pot herbs, vegetables
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

The channel had become filled with reeds, and great quantities of enormous milk or sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceous).
"Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration" by Ernest Giles

In news:

Winter's cool handshake welcomes a number of hardy plants, including the many varieties of ornamental cabbages and kales ( Brassica olerace a var.