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olive

[ ol-iv ]
/ ˈɒl ɪv /
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noun
adjective
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Origin of olive

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

OTHER WORDS FROM olive

sub·ol·ive, adjective

Other definitions 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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Medical definitions for olive

olive
[ ŏlĭv ]

n.
olivary body
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