small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree; important food and source of oil
olive, European olive tree, Olea europaea(noun)
evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits
hard yellow often variegated wood of an olive tree; used in cabinetwork
one-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish
a yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation
of a yellow-green color similar to that of an unripe olive
An evergreen tree, Olea europaea, cultivated since ancient times in the Mediterranean for its fruit and the oil obtained from it.
The small oval fruit of this tree, eaten ripe (usually black) or unripe (usually green).
The wood of the olive tree.
An olivary body, part of the medulla oblongata.
A component of a plumbing compression joint; a ring which is placed between the nut and the pipe and compressed during fastening to provide a seal.
Of a grayish green color, that of an unripe olive.
The olive is a species of small tree in the family Oleaceae, native to the coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean Basin as well as northern Iraq, and northern Iran at the south of the Caspian Sea. Its fruit, also called the olive, is of major agricultural importance in the Mediterranean region as the source of olive oil. The tree and its fruit give its name to the plant family, which also includes species such as lilacs, jasmine, Forsythia and the true ash trees. The word derives from Latin olīva which is cognate with the Greek ἐλαία ultimately from Mycenaean Greek
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ol′iv, n. a tree cultivated round the Mediterranean for its oily fruit: its fruit: peace, of which the olive was the emblem: a colour like the unripe olive.—adj. of a brownish-green colour like the olive.—adjs. Olivā′ceous, olive-coloured: olive-green; Ol′ivary, like olives.—ns. Ol′ivenite, a mineral consisting chiefly of arsenic acid and protoxide of iron; Ol′ive-oil, oil pressed from the fruit of the olive; Ol′ive-yard, a piece of ground on which olives are grown; Ol′ivine, chrysolite.—Olive branch, a symbol of peace: (pl.) children (Ps. cxxviii. 4; Pr. Bk.). [Fr.,—L. oliva—Gr. elaia.]
The numerical value of olive in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of olive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of olive in a Sentence
There is no olive branch on this issue.
China is definitely offering up some pretty attractive olive branches.
They want it in cash or they prefer to keep their olive oil in their tanks.
We’re currently offering a special seared ahi tuna with a black olive tapenade.
Light yellow and transparent olive oil indicates a very poor quality or a chemically refined one.
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