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Olive meaning

olive - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. The oyster catcher.
  4. 4. The color of the olive, a peculiar dark brownish, yellowish, or tawny green.
  5. 5. One of the tertiary colors, composed of violet and green mixed in equal strength and proportion.
  6. 6. An olivary body. See under Olivary.
  7. 7. A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and cooked; as, olives of beef or veal.
  8. 8. Approaching the color of the olive; of a peculiar dark brownish, yellowish, or tawny green.
  9. 9. The fruit of the olive. It has been much improved by cultivation, and is used for making pickles. oil is pressed from its flesh.
  10. 10. Any shell of the genus Oliva and allied genera; - so called from the form. See Oliva.
  11. 11. Tree bearing an oily fruit; its fruit; peace, of which it was the emblem; a brownish green.

olive - examples of usage

  1. You have a large stomach, many times as large as you would have had if you had lived on refined and concentrated foods such as butter, sugar, olive oil, cheese and eggs. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
  2. I never use butter or olive oil, nor any fat in cooking. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
  3. I looked at his frail, olive- skinned little form, and thought, If this is what space has to offer in the way of advanced life- forms ... - "Backlash", Winston Marks.
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