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olive

Definitions by Oxford


[ˈɒlɪv], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a small oval fruit with a hard stone and bitter flesh, green when unripe and bluish black when ripe, used as food and as a source of oil
(e.g: a dish of cauliflower with black olives)

- the small evergreen tree which produces olives and which has narrow leaves with silvery undersides, native to warm regions of the Old World.

- a greyish-green colour like that of an unripe olive
(e.g: shades of gold, olive, and black)

- a slice of beef or veal made into a roll with stuffing inside and stewed.

- a marine mollusc with a smooth, roughly cylindrical shell which is typically brightly coloured.

- each of a pair of smooth, oval swellings in the medulla oblongata.

- a metal ring or fitting which is tightened under a threaded nut to form a seal, as in a compression joint.


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Origin:
Middle English: via Old French from Latin oliva, from Greek elaia, from elaion ‘oil’


[ˈɒlɪv], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- greyish-green
(e.g: a small figure in olive fatigues)


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