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olive

OL'IVE, n. [L. oliva, from olea, an olive tree; Gr. See Oil]

A plant or tree of the genus Olea. The common olive tree grows in warm climates and rises to the height of twenty or thirty feet, having an upright stem with numerous branches. This tree is much cultivated in the south of Europe for its fruit, from which is expressed the olive oil, and which is used also for pickles.



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OL'IVE, n. [L. oliva, from olea, an olive tree; Gr. See Oil]

A plant or tree of the genus Olea. The common olive tree grows in warm climates and rises to the height of twenty or thirty feet, having an upright stem with numerous branches. This tree is much cultivated in the south of Europe for its fruit, from which is expressed the olive oil, and which is used also for pickles.

OL'IVE, n. [L. oliva, from olea, an olive-tree; Fr. olive; Gr. ελαια. See Oil.]

A plant or tree of the genus Olea. The common olive-tree grows in warm climates and rises to the highth of twenty or thirty feet, having an upright stem with numerous branches. This tree is much cultivated in the south of Europe for its fruit, from which is expressed the olive oil, and which is used also for pickles. Encyc.


Ol"ive
  1. A tree (Olea Europæa) 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.

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  2. Approaching the color of the olive; of a peculiar dark brownish, yellowish, or tawny green.
  3. Any shell of the genus Oliva and allied genera; -- so called from the form. See Oliva.

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

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  5. An olivary body. See under Olivary.
  6. A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and cooked; as, olives of beef or veal.

    * Olive is sometimes used adjectively and in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, olive brown, olive green, olive-colored, olive-skinned, olive crown, olive garden, olive tree, olive yard, etc.

    Bohemian olive (Bot.), a species of Elæagnus (E. angustifolia), the flowers of which are sometimes used in Southern Europe as a remedy for fevers. -- Olive branch. (a) A branch of the olive tree, considered an emblem of peace. (b) Fig.: A child. -- Olive brown, brown with a tinge of green. -- Olive green, a dark brownish green, like the color of the olive. -- Olive oil, an oil expressed from the ripe fruit of the olive, and much used as a salad oil, also in medicine and the arts. -- Olive ore (Min.), olivenite. -- Wild olive (Bot.), a name given to the oleaster or wild stock of the olive; also variously to several trees more or less resembling the olive.

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Olive

OL'IVE, noun [Latin oliva, from olea, an olive tree; Gr. See Oil]

A plant or tree of the genus Olea. The common olive tree grows in warm climates and rises to the height of twenty or thirty feet, having an upright stem with numerous branches. This tree is much cultivated in the south of Europe for its fruit, from which is expressed the olive oil, and which is used also for pickles.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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RIGID'ITY, n. [L. rigiditas.]

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3. Stiffness of appearance or manner; want of ease or airy elegance.

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