Old French olive (“olive, olive tree”), from Latin olīva (“olive”), from Ancient Greek ἐλαία (elaía), from Proto-Indo-European *loiu̯om (compare Old Church Slavonic lojŭ (“tallow”), Old Armenian եւղ (ewł, “oil”)).
- enPR: ŏl'ĭv, IPA: /ˈɒlɪv/, X-SAMPA: /"QlIv/
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- enPR: äl'ĭv, IPA: /ˈɑlɪv/, X-SAMPA: /"AlIv/
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olive (plural olives)
- An evergreen tree, Olea europaea, cultivated since ancient times in the Mediterranean for its fruit and the oil obtained from it.
- The small oval fruit of this tree, eaten ripe (usually black) or unripe (usually green).
- The wood of the olive tree.
- A dark yellowish-green color, that of an unripe olive.
- (anatomy) An olivary body, part of the medulla oblongata.
- 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.
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- Welsh: olewydden (?)
- Of a grayish green color, that of an unripe olive.
- ^ Radoslav Katičić, Ancient Languages of the Balkans, Part One (Paris: Mouton, 1976).
From Latin oliva.
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