Definitions of olive

  1. evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits
  2. one- seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish
  3. small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree; important food and source of oil
  4. A tree ( Olea Europaea) with small oblong or elliptical leaves, axillary clusters of flowers, and oval, one- seeded drupes. The tree has been cultivated for its fruit for thousands of years, and its branches are the emblems of peace. The wood is yellowish brown and beautifully variegated.
  5. The fruit of the olive. It has been much improved by cultivation, and is used for making pickles. Olive oil is pressed from its flesh.
  6. The color of the olive, a peculiar dark brownish, yellowish, or tawny green.
  7. One of the tertiary colors, composed of violet and green mixed in equal strength and proportion.
  8. An olivary body. See under Olivary.
  9. A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and cooked; as, olives of beef or veal.
  10. The fruit of the olive. It has been much improved by cultivation, and is used for making pickles. oil is pressed from its flesh.
  11. Any shell of the genus Oliva and allied genera; - so called from the form. See Oliva.
  12. An evergreen tree cultivated for its oily fruit; the fruit of the tree; a dull brownish- or yellowish- green color.
  13. A tree cultivated round the Mediterranean for its oily fruit: its fruit: peace, of which the olive was the emblem: a color like the unripe olive.
  14. Tree bearing an oily fruit; its fruit; peace, of which it was the emblem; a brownish green.
  15. A plant of the genus olca or its fruit; a colour of mingled violet and green.
  16. A tree of southern Europe, much valued for its fruit and the oil obtained from it; the emblem of peace; a brownish- green colour like the olive- fruit.
  17. Approaching the color of the olive; of a peculiar dark brownish, yellowish, or tawny green.
  18. Pertaining to, or like, the olive; of a dull brownish- or yellowish- green color.
  19. Like olive.
  20. Of the colour of the olive.
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