Origin of olive branch
Examples from the Web for olive branch
Some day I know she will hold out the olive-branch, but what if he refuses it?The Call of the Blood|Robert Smythe Hichens
Like our own eagle with the olive-branch and arrows, he was desirous of peace, but prepared for war.
The olive-branch held out to them at this moment may be accepted, and the constitution thus saved at a moderate sacrifice.
But,' with a heavy sigh, 'I wish she would carry her olive-branch herself!'Doctor Cupid|Rhoda Broughton
On the coins of Attica, before the time of Pericles, an Olive-branch appeared with the moon and owl.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics|Richard Folkard
British Dictionary definitions for olive branch
Culture definitions for olive branch
The branch brought by a dove to Noah's ark signifying that the flood was receding.
Idioms and Phrases with olive branch
A symbol of peace, an offering of good will, as in They feuded for years, but finally the Hatfields came over bearing an olive branch. This term is alluded to in the Bible (Genesis 8:11), where the dove comes to Noah after the flood with an olive leaf in its mouth. [c. 1600]