Associations to the word «Olive»

Pictures for the word «Olive»


OLIVE, noun. An evergreen tree, Olea europaea, cultivated since ancient times in the Mediterranean for its fruit and the oil obtained from it.
OLIVE, noun. The small oval fruit of this tree, eaten ripe (usually black) or unripe (usually green).
OLIVE, noun. The wood of the olive tree.
OLIVE, noun. A dark yellowish-green color, that of an unripe olive.
OLIVE, noun. (anatomy) An olivary body, part of the medulla oblongata.
OLIVE, noun. A component of a plumbing compression joint; a ring which is placed between the nut and the pipe and compressed during fastening to provide a seal.
OLIVE, noun. (cookery) A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and cooked.
OLIVE, noun. Any shell of the genus Oliva and allied genera; so called from the shape.
OLIVE, noun. (UK) (dialect) An oystercatcher, a shore bird.
OLIVE, adjective. Of a grayish green color, that of an unripe olive.
OLIVE, proper noun. A female given name.
OLIVE, proper noun. A surname​.
OLIVE, proper noun. (rare) A male given name.
OLIVE BRANCH, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see A branch of an olive tree.
OLIVE BRANCH, noun. Such a branch offered as an emblem of peace.
OLIVE BRANCH, noun. Any symbol of peace, or peace offering to an adversary to show good will and in the hope of securing peace.
OLIVE BRANCHES, noun. Plural of olive branch
OLIVE DRAB, noun. A greyish green colour, like that of a ripe green olive.
OLIVE DRAB, noun. Cloth of an olive drab colour, used often for military uniforms.
OLIVE DRAB, adjective. Of a greyish green colour, like that of a ripe green olive.
OLIVE GROVE, noun. A cluster of olive trees.
OLIVE GROVES, noun. Plural of olive grove
OLIVE JUICE, noun. Substitute for I love you, similar to elephant juice
OLIVE OIL, noun. A vegetable oil, pressed from olives, and used in cooking and as a salad dressing; it is high in unsaturated fatty acids.
OLIVE OILS, noun. Plural of olive oil
OLIVE ORE, noun. Olivenite
OLIVE RIDLEY SEA TURTLE, noun. Lepidochelys olivacea, a species of sea turtle
OLIVE TREE, noun. An evergreen tree, Olea europaea, that produces olives as fruit.
OLIVE TREES, noun. Plural of olive tree

Dictionary definition

OLIVE, noun. Small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree; important food and source of oil.
OLIVE, noun. Evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits.
OLIVE, noun. Hard yellow often variegated wood of an olive tree; used in cabinetwork.
OLIVE, noun. One-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish.
OLIVE, noun. A yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation.
OLIVE, adjective. Of a yellow-green color similar to that of an unripe olive.

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