- any tree resembling the olive in structure or fruit.
Origin of wild olive
First recorded in 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for wild olive
The stone-pine and wild-olive are perhaps the only trees found growing in a natural state.
- any of various trees or shrubs that resemble the olive tree or bear olive-like fruits, esp the oleaster