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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.
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