olive oilolive oil
a yellow to greenish oil pressed from ripe olives, used in cooking, salad dressings, liniments, soap, etc.
Oil pressed from olives, used in salad dressings, for cooking, as an ingredient in cosmetics, and as an emollient.
(countable and uncountable, plural olive oils)
- Numerous wealthy families reside here, and the town has a trade in olive-oil, silk and velvet.
- Trade is in olive-oil, almonds and stone from the neighbouring quarries.
- The principal exports are wines, cereals, olive-oil, cotton goods, soap, cigarette-paper, furniture and barrels, boots, shoes and leather goods, and machinery.
- The other trades are olive-oil refining, barrel-making and soap-boiling; corn, honey and fruit are largely exported.
- Manufactures are of small account, the raw material going mostly to the coast; but olive-oil is made, together with various wines, of which the most famous is the vino d'oro, a sweet liqueur-like beverage.