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Definition of "olive" []

  • A Mediterranean evergreen tree (Olea europaea) having fragrant white flowers, usually lance-shaped leathery leaves, and edible drupes. (noun)
  • The small ovoid fruit of this tree, an important food and source of oil. (noun)
  • A yellow green of low to medium lightness and low to moderate saturation. (noun)
  • An evergreen oleaceous tree, Olea europaea, of the Mediterranean region but cultivated elsewhere, having white fragrant flowers, and edible shiny black fruits (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The fruit of this plant, eaten as a relish and used as a source of olive oil (noun)
  • The wood of the olive tree, used for ornamental work (noun)
  • Any of various trees or shrubs resembling the olive (noun)
  • A yellow-green colour (noun)
  • (as adjective) (noun)
  • An angler's name for the dun of various mayflies or an artificial fly in imitation of this (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or made of the olive tree, its wood, or its fruit (adjective)

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Use "olive" in a sentence
  • "um..yeah. olive garden is not expensive it all..it's quite cheep acutally. & olive garden is the best italian place in this world. so whatever you say about it..olive garden is fine!"
  • "A way around this would be to purchase 100\% extra virgin olive oil, but be sure to avoid the term olive oil as most of it is blended with some GMO cottonseed or canola."
  • "American girls ', but is what they call olive complexion, like stuffed olives you buy in bottles, stuffed with cayenne pepper, but the girls are just like the cayenne pepper, so warm that you want to throw water on yourself after they have touched you."