Definition of olive

Definition of olive
  1. olive Noun An evergreen tree, "Olea europaea", cultivated since ancient times in the Mediterranean for its fruit and the oil obtained from it.
  2. olive Noun The small oval fruit of this tree, eaten ripe (usually black) or unripe (usually green).
  3. olive Noun The wood of the olive tree.
  4. olive Noun A grayish green color, that of an unripe olive.
  5. olive Noun An olivary body, part of the medulla oblongata.
  6. olive Adjective Of a grayish green color, that of an unripe olive.
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