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black olive

noun
1.
a tropical American tree, Bucida buceras, having leathery leaves and greenish-yellow flowers.
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Contemporary Examples
  • This watermelon, feta, and black olive salad recipe from Nigella Lawson reminds me of that.

    Fresh Picks José Andrés August 25, 2009
  • Watermelon, Feta and black olive Saladby Nigella Lawson The star chef combines improbable ingredients that beguile the palate.

    What to Eat Cookstr.com July 21, 2009
Historical Examples
  • black olive tree (Terminalia buceras) belongs in the south Florida group, and the wood is exceedingly hard and heavy.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The bush-tit feeds largely on insects that destroy grape-vines and on the black olive scale.

    Checking the Waste Mary Huston Gregory
  • The courtesans of the temple crowded by hundreds along the paths of black olive trees.

    Ancient Manners Pierre Louys

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