olive

[ ol-iv ]
/ ˈɒl ɪv /

noun

adjective

Origin of olive

1150–1200; Middle English < Old French < Latin olīva, by-form of olea < dialectal Greek *elaíwa olive, olive tree; cf. oil, oleaceous

Related forms

sub·ol·ive, adjective

Definition for olive (2 of 2)

Olive

[ ol-iv ]
/ ˈɒl ɪv /

noun

a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for olive

olive

/ (ˈɒlɪv) /

noun

adjective

of, relating to, or made of the olive tree, its wood, or its fruit

Word Origin for olive

C13: via Old French from Latin oliva, related to Greek elaia olive tree; compare Greek elaion oil
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Medicine definitions for olive

olive

[ ŏlĭv ]

n.

olivary body
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