Definition of olive branch
1 : a branch of the olive tree especially when used as a symbol of peace
2 : an offer or gesture of conciliation or goodwill
Examples of olive branch in a sentence
The winner extended an olive branch to his opponent by calling him a great player.
First Known Use of olive branch
OLIVE BRANCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of olive branch for English Language Learners
: something that is said or done to make peace or to show that you want peace : a symbol of peace
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