Olive meaning

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Any of various plants resembling the olive.
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An olive is a small yellow-green fruit, usually eaten cured. Olives are often used as garnishes on drinks or food. The tree on which the olive grows is also known as olive.

Please put an extra olive in my martini.

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An olive is a small yellow-green fruit, usually eaten cured. Olives are often used as garnishes on drinks or food. The tree on which the olive grows is also known as olive.

Please put an extra olive in my martini.

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A yellow green of low to medium lightness and low to moderate saturation.
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The wood of this tree.
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An olive branch or wreath.
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The dull, yellowish-green color of the unripe olive fruit.
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Of the olive.
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Designating a family (Oleaceae, order Scrophulariales) of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs with loose clusters of four-parted flowers, including the ashes, lilacs, jasmines, and forsythias.
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A feminine name: var. Olivia.
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An evergreen tree, Olea europaea, cultivated since ancient times in the Mediterranean for its fruit and the oil obtained from it.
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The small oval fruit of this tree, eaten ripe (usually black) or unripe (usually green).
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The wood of the olive tree.
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A dark yellowish-green color, that of an unripe olive.

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(anatomy) An olivary body, part of the medulla oblongata.
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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.
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(cooking) A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and cooked.

A beef olive.

Olives of veal.

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Any shell of the genus Oliva and allied genera; so called from the shape.
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(UK, dialect) An oystercatcher, a shore bird.
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Of a grayish green color, that of an unripe olive.
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(rare) A male given name.
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A female given name.
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Origin of olive

  • Middle English from Latin olīva from Greek elaiwā, elaiā

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French olive (“olive, olive tree"), from Latin olÄ«va (“olive"), from Ancient Greek ἐλαία (elaía), from Proto-Indo-European *loiu̯om (compare Old Church Slavonic [script?] (lojÅ­, “tallow"), Old Armenian Õ¥Ö‚Õ² (ewÅ‚, “oil")).

    From Wiktionary

  • Medieval form of the Latin saint's name Oliva "olive"; revived in the 19th century when flower and plant names became fashionable. The surname is topographical, often representing an Anglicization of continental European surnames such as Spanish Oliva.

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