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English

Olea europaea (1)

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] olīva, from Ancient Greek ἐλαία (elaia), olive, olive tree).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
olive

Plural
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olive ({{{1}}})
  1. A 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 grayish green color, that of an unripe olive.
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Translations

olive tree See olive tree

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Adjective

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Positive
olive

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Of a greyish/grayish green colour/color, that of an unripe olive.

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

olive f. (plural: olives)

  1. olive (fruit)

Italian

Noun

olive f.

  1. Plural form of oliva.

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