Olive

Adjective

  • Of a grayish green color, that of an unripe olive.

Noun

  • (cooking) A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and cooked.

    "olives of veal"

  • An evergreen tree, Olea europaea, cultivated since ancient times in the Mediterranean for its fruit and the oil obtained from it.
  • A dark yellowish-green color, that of an unripe olive.

    "olive colour: "

  • (cooking) A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and cooked.

    "a beef olive"

  • (Britain, dialect) An oystercatcher, a shore bird.
  • The wood of the olive tree.
  • A component of a plumbing compression joint; a ring which is placed between the nut and the pipe and compressed during fastening to provide a seal.
  • Any shell of the genus Oliva and allied genera; so called from the shape.
  • The small oval fruit of this tree, eaten ripe (usually black) or unripe (usually green).
  • (anatomy) An olivary body, part of the medulla oblongata.

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