Definition of 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 grayish green color, that of an unripe olive.
- olive Noun An olivary body, part of the medulla oblongata.
- olive Adjective Of a grayish green color, that of an unripe olive.