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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Olivary  \Ol"i*va*ry\,  a.  [L.  olivarius  belonging  to  olives,  fr 
  oliva  an  olive:  cf  F.  olivaire.]  (Anat.) 
  Like  an  olive. 
  {Olivary  body}  (Anat.),  an  oval  prominence  on  each  side  of 
  the  medulla  oblongata;  --  called  also  {olive}. 
  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.] 
  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 
  b  Fig.:  A  child. 
  {Olive  brown},  brown  with  a  tinge  of  green. 
  {Olive  green},  a  dark  brownish  green,  like  the  color  of  the 
  {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]: 
  Olive  \Ol"ive\,  a. 
  Approaching  the  color  of  the  olive;  of  a  peculiar  dark 
  brownish,  yellowish,  or  tawny  green. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  of  a  yellow-green  color  similar  to  that  of  an  unripe  olive 
  n  1:  small  ovoid  fruit  of  the  European  olive  tree;  important  food 
  and  source  of  oil 
  2:  evergreen  tree  cultivated  in  the  Mediterranean  region  since 
  antiquity  and  now  elsewhere;  has  edible  shiny  black  fruits 
  [syn:  {European  olive  tree},  {Olea  europaea}] 
  3:  hard  yellow  often  variegated  wood  of  an  olive  tree;  used  in 
  4:  one-seeded  fruit  of  the  European  olive  tree  usually  pickled 
  and  used  as  a  relish 
  5:  a  yellow-green  color  of  low  brightness  and  saturation 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Olive,  MT 
  Zip  code(s):  59343 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  the  fruit  of  the  olive-tree.  This  tree  yielded  oil  which  was 
  highly  valued.  The  best  oil  was  from  olives  that  were  plucked 
  before  being  fully  ripe,  and  then  beaten  or  squeezed  (Deut. 
  24:20;  Isa.  17:6;  24:13).  It  was  called  "beaten,"  or  "fresh  oil" 
  (Ex.  27:20).  There  were  also  oil-presses,  in  which  the  oil  was 
  trodden  out  by  the  feet  (Micah  6:15).  James  (3:12)  calls  the 
  fruit  "olive  berries."  The  phrase  "vineyards  and  olives"  (Judg. 
  15:5,  A.V.)  should  be  simply  "olive-yard,"  or  "olive-garden,"  as 
  in  the  Revised  Version.  (See  {OIL}.) 

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