Definition for olives (2 of 3)
Origin of olive
Definition for olives (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for olives
They just hung around the Mount of Olives evangelizing themselves.Up To A Point: My Problem With People Who Agree With Me|P. J. O’Rourke|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She remembers the house where she lived with her family and the garden where they grew tomatoes, lemons and olives.
We live on the Augusta Victoria campus on the Mount of Olives.
The olives in the martinis “are as cold as a walk along Park Avenue in January,” Wells rhapsodized.Guy Fieri Battles Scathing New York Times Review by Pete Wells|Katie Baker|November 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Two more outside the Old City, the Mount of Olives and Silwan, are highly valued by the Israeli state.
When the duck is nearly done, throw in the olives, and let all stew together about five minutes or more.Domestic French Cookery, 4th ed.|Sulpice Baru
In many instances the dipyrene carried an eye in one of its olives.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times|John Stewart Milne
There are crackers and some ham, and a whole big bottle of olives.Wyn's Camping Days|Amy Bell Marlowe
But I cannot think that olives will keep seven years and be so good.Children's Classics In Dramatic Form|Augusta Stevenson
Still further, I could see the houses of the village of Sharon, embowered in olives.The Lands of the Saracen|Bayard Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for olives (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for olives (2 of 2)
- a yellow-green colour
- (as adjective)an olive coat
Word Origin for olive
Word Origin and History for olives
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.