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Noun: olive  ó-liv
  1. Small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree; important food and source of oil
  2. Evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits
    - European olive tree, Olea europaea
  3. Hard yellow often variegated wood of an olive tree; used in cabinetwork
  4. One-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish
  5. A yellow-green colour of low brightness and saturation
Adjective: olive  ó-liv
  1. Of a yellow-green colour similar to that of an unripe olive

Derived forms: olives

See also: chromatic

Type of: chromatic color [US], chromatic colour [Brit, Cdn], drupe, fruit, olive tree, relish, spectral color [US], spectral colour [Brit, Cdn], stone fruit, wood

Part of: genus Olea, Olea, olive tree

Encyclopedia: Olive, OK