[ UK /ˈɒlɪv/ ]
[ US /ˈɑɫəv, ˈɑɫɪv/ ]
  1. one-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish
  2. a yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation
  3. evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits
  4. hard yellow often variegated wood of an olive tree; used in cabinetwork
  5. small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree; important food and source of oil
  1. of a yellow-green color similar to that of an unripe olive
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How To Use olive In A Sentence

  • The side dish the day I visited was a simple mixed olive salad, a mélange of black and green olives with spicy oil.
  • Wildlife Watching Supplies stock a wide range of materials, olive green or camouflage pattern, lightweight, medium and heavy weight, showerproofed polycotton and waterproof nylon.
  • It has an immense bill, and in breeding season its distensible gular pouch is olive to red.
  • Mustard, salt, picholine olives and super-thin rye toasts give the house-cured gravlax just the right accents. SFGate: Top News Stories
  • It was hard to believe that something so simple could be so tasty, a creamy potato flavour that was concentrated by long slow cooking in olive oil, seasoned with the sweet tang of long cooked onions all morticed with beaten eggs. At My Table
  • We do learn that Olive was wild and independent, refusing to live as a shy ingénue.
  • Pour over the rest of the tahini, add 1 tbsp olive oil and serve. Times, Sunday Times
  • Although the race, the last on the card, was a fairly ordinary event, it had great significance for Oliver, who was warmly greeted by racegoers.
  • Supposedly olive oil is the only oil that can be shampooed out. Head Lice and Shame « Colleen Anderson
  • The period detail has been painstakingly recreated and it is shot in a sombre palette of olive greens and sepia tones.
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