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wild olive

any tree resembling the olive in structure or fruit.
Origin of wild olive
First recorded in 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In parts of Tennessee it is known as the wild olive tree, and in other parts of the state as the bell tree.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • In front of it is a grove of wild olive trees, where is the stadium.

  • The branch of wild olive had, perhaps, entered into the dream.

    In the Wilderness Robert Hichens
  • But there was no branch of wild olive flickering across the picture.

    In the Wilderness Robert Hichens
  • It was a repetition of his feeling about the wild olive—the girl in the cabin in the woods.

    The Wild Olive Basil King
  • See the 1873 edition of the "Crown of wild olive," p. 30, § 27.

  • The victor was crowned with wild olive, and led by his friends to the Temple of Zeus.

  • But there will be no meetings at the wild olive between you and me.

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • And build there a great pile of oak and wild olive, and lay me thereon, and set fire thereto.

  • They trembled, they swayed; they swayed as the wild olive swayed in the wind of the night.

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
British Dictionary definitions for wild olive

wild olive

any of various trees or shrubs that resemble the olive tree or bear olive-like fruits, esp the oleaster
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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