Origin of olivary
Related formsin·ter·ol·i·var·y, adjectivepost·ol·i·var·y, adjective
First recorded in 1535–45, olivary
is from the Latin
belonging to olives. See olive
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British Dictionary definitions for olivary
shaped like an olive
anatomy of or relating to either of two masses of tissue (olivary bodies) on the forward portion of the medulla oblongata
Word Origin for olivary
C16: from Latin olivārius, from oliva olive
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Of or relating to the olivary body.
Relating to or shaped like an olive.
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