\ɒlˈa͡ɪvə], \ɒlˈaɪvə], \ɒ_l_ˈaɪ_v_ə]\
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1. Olive, olivary eminence, olivary body, a smooth, oval bulging of the lateral area of the medulla oblongata between the line of the hypoglossal nerve roots in front and the root-bundles of the spinal accessory, vagus, and glossopharyngeal nerves behind. 2. The olive tree or its fruit, a member of the genus olea.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop