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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ol·ive /ˈɑlɪv, ləv/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ol·ive /ˈɑlɪv, əv/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ol·ive n.
 1. Bot. (a) 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. (b) 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.
 2. Zool. (a) Any shell of the genus Oliva and allied genera; -- so called from the form. See Oliva. (b) The oyster catcher. [Prov. Eng.]
 3. (a) The color of the olive, a peculiar dark brownish, yellowish, or tawny green. (b) One of the tertiary colors, composed of violet and green mixed in equal strength and proportion.
 4. Anat. An olivary body. See under Olivary.
 5. Cookery A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and cooked; as, olives of beef or veal.
 Note: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 Elaeagnus (Elaeagnus 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.
 to hold out an olive branch, to offer to make peace (with a rival or enemy).
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of a yellow-green color similar to that of an unripe olive
      n 1: small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree; important food
           and source of oil
      2: evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since
         antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits
         [syn: European olive tree, Olea europaea]
      3: hard yellow often variegated wood of an olive tree; used in
      4: one-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled
         and used as a relish
      5: a yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    the fruit of the olive-tree. This tree yielded oil which was
    highly valued. The best oil was from olives that were plucked
    before being fully ripe, and then beaten or squeezed (Deut.
    24:20; Isa. 17:6; 24:13). It was called "beaten," or "fresh oil"
    (Ex. 27:20). There were also oil-presses, in which the oil was
    trodden out by the feet (Micah 6:15). James (3:12) calls the
    fruit "olive berries." The phrase "vineyards and olives" (Judg.
    15:5, A.V.) should be simply "olive-yard," or "olive-garden," as
    in the Revised Version. (See OIL.)