Olive Branch Definition

noun
The branch of the olive tree, traditionally a symbol of peace.
Webster's New World
Any peace offering.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Olive Branch

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Singular:
olive branch
Plural:
olive-branches

Origin of Olive Branch

  • With reference to classical myth, where the olivebranch was a symbol of peace and prosperity, merging with Biblical allusion to Genesis 8:11, where a dove returns to Noah's ark as a sign that the Flood is subsiding.

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