wild olive


Definition of wild olive 

2 : any of various trees that resemble the olive or have fruits resembling its fruit: such as

a : tupelo sense 1

b : silver bell

c : devilwood

d : mastic bully

e : oleaster sense 1 also : any of several related shrubs and trees

f : java almond

g : mountain plum

h(1) : an Indian tree (Elaeocarpus serratus) with a lightweight streaked grayish wood

(2) : a tree (Putranjiva roxburghii) of the family Euphorbiaceae of southeastern Asia with leaves and fruits used in folk medicine

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