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ol·ive

 (ŏl′ĭv)
n.
1.
a. A widely cultivated evergreen tree (Olea europaea) native to the Mediterranean region, having fragrant white flowers, gray-green lance-shaped leathery leaves, and edible fruit with oil-rich flesh surrounding a hard stone.
b. The small oval fruit of this tree, usually changing in color from green to black as it ripens, used for food and as a source of oil.
c. Any of various similar or related plants, such as the Russian olive.
2. A yellow green of low to medium lightness and low to moderate saturation.

[Middle English, from Latin olīva, from Greek *elaiwā, elaiā.]

ol′ive adj.

olive

(ˈɒlɪv)
n
1. (Plants) an evergreen oleaceous tree, Olea europaea, of the Mediterranean region but cultivated elsewhere, having white fragrant flowers, and edible shiny black fruits
2. (Plants) the fruit of this plant, eaten as a relish and used as a source of olive oil
3. (Plants) the wood of the olive tree, used for ornamental work
4. (Plants) any of various trees or shrubs resembling the olive
5. (Colours)
a. a yellow-green colour
b. (as adjective): an olive coat.
6. (Angling) an angler's name for the dun of various mayflies or an artificial fly in imitation of this
adj
(Plants) of, relating to, or made of the olive tree, its wood, or its fruit
[C13: via Old French from Latin oliva, related to Greek elaia olive tree; compare Greek elaion oil]

ol•ive

(ˈɒl ɪv)

n.
1. an evergreen tree, Olea europaea, of Mediterranean and other warm regions, cultivated chiefly for its fruit.
2. the fruit of this tree, a small oval drupe, eaten as a relish and used as a source of oil.
3. the wood of this tree.
4. a wreath of its foliage.
6. the ocher green or dull yellow-green of the unripe olive fruit.
adj.
7. of, pertaining to, or made of olive or olives.
8. of or tinged with the color olive.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Old French < Latin olīva]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.olive - small ovoid fruit of the European olive treeolive - small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree; important food and source of oil
olive oil - oil from olives
European olive tree, Olea europaea, olive - evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
2.olive - evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhereolive - evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits
olive - one-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish
genus Olea, Olea - evergreen trees and shrubs having oily one-seeded fruits
olive tree - a tree of the genus Olea cultivated for its fruit
olive - small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree; important food and source of oil
3.olive - hard yellow often variegated wood of an olive tree; used in cabinetwork
olive tree - a tree of the genus Olea cultivated for its fruit
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
4.olive - one-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish
relish - spicy or savory condiment
black olive, ripe olive - olives picked ripe and cured in brine then dried or pickled or preserved canned or in oil
green olive - olives picked green and pickled in brine; infrequently stuffed with e.g. pimento
European olive tree, Olea europaea, olive - evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits
drupe, stone fruit - fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almond; peach; plum; cherry; elderberry; olive; jujube
5.olive - a yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation
drab, olive drab - a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown
Adj.1.olive - of a yellow-green color similar to that of an unripe olive
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
ثَمَر الزَّيْتونخَشَب الزَّيْتونزَيْتوني اللوْنزَيّتُونٌشَجَر الزَّيْتون
olivaolivovník
olivenoliventræ
olivo
زیتون
oliivioliivipuuoliivinvihreä
maslinamaslinastmaslinastabojadrvo masline
olajbogyóolajfaolajzöld
ólífaólífugrænn/grágrænn liturólífutré/olíutréólífuviîur
オリーブ
올리브올리브 나무
alyvmedisalyvmedžio šakelėgelsvai žalias
olīvaolīvkoksolīvkrāsa
măslinăolivă
olivaolivové drevoolivovozelenýolivový
oliva
olivolivfärgadolivgröntolivträolivträd
ต้นมะกอกมะกอก
zeytinzeytin ağacızeytin ağacı kerestesizeytin yeşili
cây ôliuquả ôliu

olive

[ˈɒlɪv]
A. N (= fruit) → aceituna f, oliva f (also olive tree) → olivo m
eating oliveaceituna f de mesa
B. ADJ (also olive-green) [complexion, skin, shirt, paint] → verde oliva inv
C. CPD olive branch Nrama f de olivo
to hold out an olive branchhacer un gesto de paz
olive green Nverde m oliva
olive grove Nolivar m
olive grower Noleicultor(a) m/f
olive growing Noleicultura f
see also olive-growing olive oil Naceite m de oliva
olive tree Nolivo m

olive

[ˈɒlɪv]
n
(= fruit) → olive f
(= tree) → olivier m
adj (= colour) → olive involive branch nrameau m d'olivier
to hold out the olive branch to sb → tendre à qn le rameau d'olivier
to offer an olive branch to sb → offrir à qn d'enterrer la hache de guerreolive-green [ˌɒlɪvˈgriːn]
adjolive inv
nvert m olive involive grove noliveraie folive oil nhuile f d'olive

olive

n
Olive f; (also olive tree)Olivenbaum m; (also olive wood)Olive (→ nholz nt) f
(= colour)Olive nt
adj (also olive-coloured)olivgrün; complexiondunkel

olive

:
olive branch
n (lit, fig)Ölzweig m; to hold out or offer the olive to somebody (fig)jdm seinen Willen zum Frieden bekunden
olive green
nOlivgrün nt
olive-green
adj clotholivgrün
olive grove
nOlivenhain m
olive oil
nOlivenöl nt

olive

[ˈɒlɪv]
1. n (fruit) → oliva (also olive tree) → olivo
2. adj (skin) → olivastro/a (also olive-green) → verde oliva inv

olive

(ˈoliv) noun
1. a type of edible fruit which is used as a garnish etc and which gives oil used for cooking. He put an olive in her cocktail; (also adjective) an olive tree; olive oil.
2. the tree on which it grows. a grove of olives.
3. (also olive-green) the brownish-green or yellowish-green colour of the fruit. They painted the room olive; (also adjective) She wore an olive-green hat.
4. (also ˈolive-wood) the wood of the tree.
olive branch
a sign of a wish for peace. The government held out the olive branch to its opponents.

olive

زَيّتُونٌ, شَجَرَةُ الْزَيْتُونِ oliva, olivovník oliven, oliventræ Olive, Olivenbaum ελιά aceituna, olivo oliivi, oliivipuu olive, olivier drvo masline, maslina oliva, olivo オリーブ 올리브, 올리브 나무 olijf, olijfboom oliven, oliventre drzewo oliwne, oliwa azeitona, oliveira олива, оливковое дерево oliv, olivträd ต้นมะกอก, มะกอก zeytin, zeytin ağacı cây ôliu, quả ôliu 橄榄, 橄榄树

ol·ive

n. oliva.
1. materia gris localizada detrás de la médula oblongata;
2. color aceitunado, verde oliva;
3. árbol del olivo;
4. aceituna.
References in classic literature ?
Gnarled olive trees covered the hills with their dusky foliage, fruit hung golden in the orchard, and great scarlet anemones fringed the roadside, while beyond green slopes and craggy heights, the Maritime Alps rose sharp and white against the blue Italian sky.
Certainly it cannot be olive oil, nor macassar oil, nor castor oil, nor bear's oil, nor train oil, nor cod-liver oil.
A tanned skin is something more than respectable, and perhaps olive is a fitter color than white for a man--a denizen of the woods.
They were not large men, but they had fine forms, fine features, rich olive complexions, and lustrous black eyes.
Tall, fine bust, sloping shoulders; long, graceful neck: olive complexion, dark and clear; noble features; eyes rather like Mr.
They were certainly beautifully moulded, and her skin was of a lovely pale olive, but the life of her face was in her great violet eyes and her wonderful mouth.
Forthwith from out the Arke a Raven flies, And after him, the surer messenger, A Dove sent forth once and agen to spie Green Tree or ground whereon his foot may light; The second time returning, in his Bill An Olive leafe he brings, pacific signe: Anon drie ground appeers, and from his Arke The ancient Sire descends with all his Train; Then with uplifted hands, and eyes devout, Grateful to Heav'n, over his head beholds A dewie Cloud, and in the Cloud a Bow Conspicuous with three lifted colours gay, Betok'ning peace from God, and Cov'nant new.
Her face had a bright olive tone, and seemed to have a golden mica in its composition.
His features are strong and masculine, with an Austrian lip and arched nose, his complexion olive, his countenance erect, his body and limbs well proportioned, all his motions graceful, and his deportment majestic.
As soon as it was light next day the Princess Badoura sent for the captain, and made further inquiries about the merchant who owned the olive jars she had bought.
Opening another book he saw it was "Palmerin de Oliva," and beside it was another called "Palmerin of England," seeing which the licentiate said, "Let the Olive be made firewood of at once and burned until no ashes even are left; and let that Palm of England be kept and preserved as a thing that stands alone, and let such another case be made for it as that which Alexander found among the spoils of Darius and set aside for the safe keeping of the works of the poet Homer.
He had blue eyes, black hair, an olive skin, and looked to be about forty-six years of age.