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olive oil

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noun
  1. an oil expressed from the olive fruit, used in cooking, in salad dressings, in medicine, etc.

Origin of olive oil

First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for olive oil

Historical Examples

  • It is renewed each day, and is preceded by the olive-oil bath.

    The Mother and Her Child

    William S. Sadler

  • One's European olive-oil, the other's American cotton-seed olive-oil.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • The usual way of eating it is with olive-oil and lemon-juice.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • These qualities are possessed by olive-oil soaps, either soft or hard.

  • Honey was used as sugar with us and olive-oil and cheese took the place of butter.

    The Historical Child

    Oscar Chrisman


British Dictionary definitions for olive oil

olive oil

noun
  1. a pale yellow oil pressed from ripe olive fruits and used in cooking, medicines, soaps, etc
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