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olives


noun

  1. Mount of, a small ridge E of Jerusalem, in what is now Jordan. Highest point, 2737 feet (834m).

noun

  1. an evergreen tree, Olea europaea, of Mediterranean and other warm regions, cultivated chiefly for its fruit.Compare olive family.
  2. the fruit of this tree, a small oval drupe, eaten as a relish and used as a source of oil.
  3. Also called olive wood. the wood of this tree, valued for ornamental work.
  4. the foliage of this tree.
  5. a wreath of it.
  6. any of various related or similar trees.
  7. olive branch.
  8. the ocher green or dull yellow green of the unripe olive fruit.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or made of olives, their foliage, or their fruit.
  2. of the color olive.
  3. tinged with this color: an olive complexion.

noun

  1. a female given name.

noun

  1. Mount of Olives a hill to the east of Jerusalem: in New Testament times the village Bethany (Mark 11:11) was on its eastern slope and Gethsemane on its western one

noun

  1. an evergreen oleaceous tree, Olea europaea, of the Mediterranean region but cultivated elsewhere, having white fragrant flowers, and edible shiny black fruits
  2. the fruit of this plant, eaten as a relish and used as a source of olive oil
  3. the wood of the olive tree, used for ornamental work
  4. any of various trees or shrubs resembling the olive
    1. a yellow-green colour
    2. (as adjective)an olive coat
  5. an angler’s name for the dun of various mayflies or an artificial fly in imitation of this

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or made of the olive tree, its wood, or its fruit

n.c.1200, “olive tree,” from Old French olive “olive, olive tree” (13c.) or directly from Latin oliva “olive, olive tree,” from Greek elaia “olive tree, olive,” probably from the same Aegean language (perhaps Cretan) as Armenian ewi “oil.” Applied to the fruit or berry of the tree in English from late 14c. As a color from 17c. Olive branch as a token of peace is from early 13c. n.

  1. olivary body

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