olive branch

olive branch


: something that is said or done to make peace or to show that you want peace : a symbol of peace

Full Definition of OLIVE BRANCH

:  a branch of the olive tree especially when used as a symbol of peace
:  an offer or gesture of conciliation or goodwill

Examples of OLIVE BRANCH

  1. The winner extended an olive branch to his opponent by calling him a great player.

First Known Use of OLIVE BRANCH

14th century

Rhymes with OLIVE BRANCH


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