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Definition of olive
- 2 (also olive tree) the small evergreen tree which produces olives and which has narrow leaves with silvery undersides, native to warm regions of the Old World: [as modifier]:an olive grove
- Olea europaea, family Oleaceae (the olive family). This family also includes the ash, lilac, jasmine, and privet
Middle English: via Old French from Latin oliva, from Greek elaia, from elaion 'oil'