• synonyms

wild olive

  1. any tree resembling the olive in structure or fruit.
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Origin of wild olive

First recorded in 1800–10
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Historical Examples of wild olive

  • The stone-pine and wild-olive are perhaps the only trees found growing in a natural state.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 8


British Dictionary definitions for wild olive

wild olive

  1. any of various trees or shrubs that resemble the olive tree or bear olive-like fruits, esp the oleaster
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