- olivary body,
- olivary nucleus,
- olive branch,
- olive brown,
- olive crown,
- olive drab,
- olive family
Origin of olive
Examples from the Web for olive
Rub the loin with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries|Carla Hall|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before “we” might offer “you” an olive branch, you must offer one to us.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around|Jay Michaelson|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, place on a sheet pan, brush with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Marston met Olive Byrne while a professor at Tufts and away from his wife.
Sadie Holloway and Olive Byrne lived out their days together.
They had been climbing steadily uphill, and now found themselves above the fruit zone and among the olive groves.The Jolliest School of All|Angela Brazil
Fronteras is the other side of the water—that streak of olive green with reddish shadow.The Treasure of Pearls|Gustave Aimard
Of course, you and Jack would scorn to notice it, but Donald has a crush on Olive.The Ranch Girls' Pot of Gold|Margaret Vandercook
When bacteria were suspended in olive oil or in pus, chlorlyptus showed marked germicidal action.
"It is going to be what they call a nucleus," said Olive, showing a little piece of fancy work.The Captain's Toll-Gate|Frank R. Stockton
- a yellow-green colour
- (as adjective)an olive coat
Word Origin for olive
c.1200, "olive tree," from Old French olive "olive, olive tree" (13c.) or directly from Latin oliva "olive, olive tree," from Greek elaia "olive tree, olive," probably from the same Aegean language (perhaps Cretan) as Armenian ewi "oil." Applied to the fruit or berry of the tree in English from late 14c. As a color from 17c. Olive branch as a token of peace is from early 13c.