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1 : A tree (Olea Europaea) with small oblong or elliptical leaves, axillary clusters of flowers, and oval, one-seeded drupes. The tree has been cultivated for its fruit for thousands of years, and its branches are the emblems of peace. The wood is yellowish brown and beautifully variegated.

2 : The fruit of the olive. It has been much improved by cultivation, and is used for making pickles. Olive oil is pressed from its flesh.

3 : Any shell of the genus Oliva and allied genera; -- so called from the form. See Oliva.

4 : The oyster catcher.

5 : The color of the olive, a peculiar dark brownish, yellowish, or tawny green.

6 : One of the tertiary colors, composed of violet and green mixed in equal strength and proportion.

7 : An olivary body. See under Olivary.

8 : A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and cooked; as, olives of beef or veal.

9 : Approaching the color of the olive; of a peculiar dark brownish, yellowish, or tawny green.

10 : Decorated or furnished with olive trees.

11 : An olive-green mineral, a hydrous arseniate of copper; olive ore.

12 : An olive grove.

13 : An olive tree.

14 : A small tilt hammer, worked by the foot.

15 : An adherent of Oliver Cromwell.

16 : The wood of the olive.

17 : An Australian name given to the hard white wood of certain trees of the genus Elaeodendron, and also to the trees themselves.

18 : A pulley.

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1 : Olive

n.

A tree (Olea Europaea) with small oblong or elliptical leaves, axillary clusters of flowers, and oval, one-seeded drupes. The tree has been cultivated for its fruit for thousands of years, and its branches are the emblems of peace. The wood is yellowish brown and beautifully variegated.

2 : Olive

n.

The fruit of the olive. It has been much improved by cultivation, and is used for making pickles. Olive oil is pressed from its flesh.

3 : Olive

n.

Any shell of the genus Oliva and allied genera; -- so called from the form. See Oliva.

4 : Olive

n.

The oyster catcher.

5 : Olive

n.

The color of the olive, a peculiar dark brownish, yellowish, or tawny green.

6 : Olive

n.

One of the tertiary colors, composed of violet and green mixed in equal strength and proportion.

7 : Olive

n.

An olivary body. See under Olivary.

8 : Olive

n.

A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and cooked; as, olives of beef or veal.

9 : Olive

a.

Approaching the color of the olive; of a peculiar dark brownish, yellowish, or tawny green.

10 : Olived

a.

Decorated or furnished with olive trees.

11 : Olivenite

n.

An olive-green mineral, a hydrous arseniate of copper; olive ore.

12 : Oliver

n.

An olive grove.

13 : Oliver

n.

An olive tree.

14 : Oliver

n.

A small tilt hammer, worked by the foot.

15 : Oliverian

n.

An adherent of Oliver Cromwell.

16 : Olivewood

n.

The wood of the olive.

17 : Olivewood

n.

An Australian name given to the hard white wood of certain trees of the genus Elaeodendron, and also to the trees themselves.

18 : Polive

n.

A pulley.

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From Wikipedia

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Olea europaea, near the Dead Sea, Jordan
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Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Angiosperms
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Clade:Asterids
Order:Lamiales
Family:Oleaceae
Genus:Olea
Species:O. europaea
Binomial name
Olea europaea
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Distribution map, with Olea europaea subsp. europaea shown in green

The olive, known by the botanical name Olea europaea, meaning "European olive", is a species of small tree in the family Oleaceae, found in the Mediterranean Basin from Portugal to the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and southern Asia as far east as China, as well as the Canary Islands and Réunion. The species is cultivated in many places and considered naturalized in all the countries of the Mediterranean coast, as well as in Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Java, Norfolk Island, California, and Bermuda.[1][2]

Olea europeana sylvestris[3] is a subspecies that corresponds to a smaller tree bearing noticeably smaller fruit.

The olive's fruit, also called the olive, is of major agricultural importance in the Mediterranean region as the source of olive oil; it is one of the core ingredients in Mediterranean cuisine. The tree and its fruit give their name to the plant family, which also includes species such as lilacs, jasmine, Forsythia, and the true ash trees (Fraxinus). The word derives from Latin ŏlīva ("olive fruit", "olive tree"; "olive oil" is ŏlĕum)[4] a borrowing from the Greek ἐλαία (elaía, "olive fruit", "olive tree") and ἔλαιον (élaion, "olive oil")[5] in the archaic form *ἐλαίϝα.[6] The oldest attested forms of the Greek words are the Mycenaean 𐀁𐀨𐀷, e-ra-wa, and 𐀁𐀨𐀺, e-ra-wo or 𐀁𐁉𐀺, e-rai-wo, written in the Linear B syllabic script.[7][8] The word "oil" in multiple languages ultimately derives from the name of this tree and its fruit.

  1. ^ "Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Olea europaea". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Olea europaea (map)". Biota of North America Program. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ Olea sylvestris Mill. — The Plant List
  4. ^ oliva, oleum. Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short. A Latin Dictionary on Perseus Project.
  5. ^ ἐλαία, ἔλαιον. Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; A Greek–English Lexicon at the Perseus Project
  6. ^ OLD s.v. oliva, Ernout & Meillet s.v. oleum.
  7. ^ "Mycenaean (Linear b) – English Glossary" (PDF). www.explorecrete.com. 
  8. ^ "The Linear B word e-ra-wa".  "The Linear B word e-ra-wo". Palaeolexicon. Word study tool of ancient languages.  "e-ra3-wo".  Raymoure, K.A. "e-ra-wo". Minoan Linear A & Mycenaean Linear B. Deaditerranean. 

From Wiktionary

See also: Olive

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Noun
      • 1.3.1 Derived terms
      • 1.3.2 Translations
    • 1.4 Adjective
      • 1.4.1 Related terms
      • 1.4.2 Translations
    • 1.5 See also
    • 1.6 References
    • 1.7 Anagrams
  • 2 French
    • 2.1 Etymology
    • 2.2 Pronunciation
    • 2.3 Noun
    • 2.4 Further reading
    • 2.5 Anagrams
  • 3 Italian
    • 3.1 Noun
    • 3.2 Anagrams
  • 4 Middle High German
    • 4.1 Etymology
    • 4.2 Noun
  • 5 Old French
    • 5.1 Noun
    • 5.2 Noun
      • 5.2.1 Descendants
  • 6 Slovak
    • 6.1 Pronunciation
    • 6.2 Noun

English[edit]

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a typical olive tree (Olea europaea) (1)

Etymology[edit]

From Old French olive (olive, olive tree), from Latin olīva (olive), from Ancient Greek ἐλαία (elaía), from Proto-Indo-European *loiwom (compare Old Church Slavonic лои (loi, tallow), Old Armenian եւղ (ewł, oil)).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ŏl'ĭv, IPA(key): /ˈɒlɪv/
  • (file)
  • enPR: äl'ĭv, IPA(key): /ˈɑlɪv/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

olive (plural olives)

  1. An evergreen tree, Olea europaea, cultivated since ancient times in the Mediterranean for its fruit and the oil obtained from it.
  2. The small oval fruit of this tree, eaten ripe (usually black) or unripe (usually green).
  3. The wood of the olive tree.
  4. A dark yellowish-green color, that of an unripe olive.
    olive colour:  
  5. (anatomy) An olivary body, part of the medulla oblongata.
  6. 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.
  7. (cooking) A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and cooked.
    a beef olive
    olives of veal
  8. Any shell of the genus Oliva and allied genera; so called from the shape.
  9. (Britain, dialect) An oystercatcher, a shore bird.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.

Adjective[edit]

olive (comparative more olive, superlative most olive)

  1. Of a grayish green color, that of an unripe olive.
    • 1907, Harold Edward Bindloss, chapter 22, in The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      Appleby [] rose from his seat when Morales came in. He shook hands urbanely, unbuckled his sword, and laid his kepi on the table, and then sat down with an expression of concern in his olive face which Appleby fancied was assumed.

Related terms[edit]

  • oleaster
  • olivenite
  • olivewood
  • Olivia
  • olivine

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

  • à la grecque
  • Castile soap
  • Gethsemane
  • Wiktionary appendix of colours

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radoslav Katičić, Ancient Languages of the Balkans, Part One (Paris: Mouton, 1976).

Anagrams[edit]

  • lovie, voile

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin oliva.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔ.liv/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

olive f (plural olives)

  1. olive

Further reading[edit]

  • “olive” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams[edit]

  • viole, violé, voile, voilé

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

olive f

  1. plural of oliva

Anagrams[edit]

  • Elvio, ovile, viole, voile

Middle High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin oliva.

Noun[edit]

olīve f

  1. olive

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

olive m, f

  1. olive tree

Noun[edit]

olive f (oblique plural olives, nominative singular olive, nominative plural olives)

  1. olive

Descendants[edit]

  • English: olive (borrowed)
  • French: olive

Slovak[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔlivɛ/

Noun[edit]

olive

  1. dative singular of oliva
  2. locative singular of oliva