olive tree


Definition of olive tree

  1. :  a tree on which olives (small, egg-shaped black or green fruit that is used as food or for making oil) grow

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a Mediterranean evergreen tree (Olea europaea of the family Oleaceae, the olive family) cultivated for its drupaceous fruit that is an important food and source of oil

    :  the fruit

    :  any of various shrubs and trees resembling the olive

  1. :  of the color olive or olive green

    :  approaching olive in color or complexion

  1. :  a woody perennial plant having a single usually elongate main stem generally with few or no branches on its lower part

    :  a shrub or herb of arborescent form

    :  a piece of wood (such as a post or pole) usually adapted to a particular use or forming part of a structure or implement

  1. :  to drive to or up a tree

    :  to put into a position of extreme disadvantage :  corner

    :  to bring to bay

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