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elaeagnus


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Olive  \Ol"ive\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  oliva,  akin  to  Gr  ?.  See  {Oil}.] 
  1.  (Bot.) 
  a  A  tree  ({Olea  Europ[ae]a})  with  small  oblong  or 
  elliptical  leaves,  axillary  clusters  of  flowers,  and 
  oval,  one-seeded  drupes.  The  tree  has  been  cultivated 
  for  its  fruit  for  thousands  of  years,  and  its  branches 
  are  the  emblems  of  peace.  The  wood  is  yellowish  brown 
  and  beautifully  variegated. 
  b  The  fruit  of  the  olive.  It  has  been  much  improved  by 
  cultivation,  and  is  used  for  making  pickles.  Olive  oil 
  is  pressed  from  its  flesh. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  Any  shell  of  the  genus  Oliva  and  allied  genera;  --  so 
  called  from  the  form  See  {Oliva}. 
  b  The  oyster  catcher.  [Prov.Eng.] 
 
  3. 
  a  The  color  of  the  olive,  a  peculiar  dark  brownish, 
  yellowish,  or  tawny  green. 
  b  One  of  the  tertiary  colors,  composed  of  violet  and 
  green  mixed  in  equal  strength  and  proportion. 
 
  4.  (Anat.)  An  olivary  body.  See  under  {Olivary}. 
 
  5.  (Cookery)  A  small  slice  of  meat  seasoned,  rolled  up  and 
  cooked;  as  olives  of  beef  or  veal. 
 
  Note:  Olive  is  sometimes  used  adjectively  and  in  the 
  formation  of  self-explaining  compounds;  as  olive 
  brown,  olive  green,  olive-colored,  olive-skinned,  olive 
  crown,  olive  garden,  olive  tree,  olive  yard,  etc 
 
  {Bohemian  olive}  (Bot.),  a  species  of  {El[ae]agnus}  ({E. 
  angustifolia}),  the  flowers  of  which  are  sometimes  used  in 
  Southern  Europe  as  a  remedy  for  fevers. 
 
  {Olive  branch}. 
  a  A  branch  of  the  olive  tree,  considered  an  emblem  of 
  peace. 
  b  Fig.:  A  child. 
 
  {Olive  brown},  brown  with  a  tinge  of  green. 
 
  {Olive  green},  a  dark  brownish  green,  like  the  color  of  the 
  olive. 
 
  {Olive  oil},  an  oil  expressed  from  the  ripe  fruit  of  the 
  olive,  and  much  used  as  a  salad  oil,  also  in  medicine  and 
  the  arts. 
 
  {Olive  ore}  (Min.),  olivenite. 
 
  {Wild  olive}  (Bot.),  a  name  given  to  the  oleaster  or  wild 
  stock  of  the  olive;  also  variously  to  several  trees  more 
  or  less  resembling  the  olive. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elaeagnus  \E`l[ae]*ag"nus\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  a  B[oe]otian 
  marsh  plant;  ?  olive  +  ?  sacred,  pure.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  shrubs  or  small  trees,  having  the  foliage  covered 
  with  small  silvery  scales;  oleaster. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Elaeagnus 
  n  :  oleaster  [syn:  {Elaeagnus},  {genus  Elaeagnus}] 




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