1. Osmanthus

noun. widely distributed genus of evergreen shrubs or trees of southern United States and Middle East and China and Japan.


  • dicot genus
  • olive family
  • genus Osmanthus
  • American olive
  • magnoliopsid genus
  • Oleaceae
  • devilwood
  • Osmanthus americanus

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Sentences with osmanthus

1. Noun, singular or mass
The highly fragrant osmanthus flowers are used in Chinese cooking and make a tasty tea.

2. Adverb
It's common to mix osmanthus with oolong or green tea, but you can enjoy it on its own as well.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Scientists are still determining what chemical components osmanthus contains and what the potential health benefits may be.

4. Adjective
In the study, researchers were able to show that the scent of osmanthus decreases the activity of brain chemicals that stimulate appetite, such as neuropeptide Y.

5. Noun, plural
Polyphenols like those in osmanthus are also found fruits and vegetables.