- n. 橄榄；橄榄树；橄榄色
- adj. 橄榄的；橄榄色的
- n. (Olive)人名；(英)奥利芙(女子教名)
- olive:  The word olive probably originated in a pre-Indo-European language of the Mediterranean area. Greek took it over as elaíā, and passed it on to English via Latin olīva and Old French olive. The olive’s chief economic role is as a source of oil (indeed the very word oil comes from a Greek derivative of elaíā), and before the word olive arrived in English, it was called eleberge, literally ‘oil-berry’.
- olive (n.)
- c. 1200, "olive tree," from Old French olive "olive, olive tree" (13c.) or directly from Latin oliva "olive, olive tree," from Greek elaia "olive tree, olive," probably from the same Aegean language (perhaps Cretan) as Armenian ewi "oil." Applied to the fruit or berry of the tree in English from late 14c. As a color from 17c. Olive branch as a token of peace is from early 13c.
- 1. He had a strong Greek nose and olive-black eyes.
- 2. Soon we left the coolness of the olive groves.
- 3. I found the scene in which Percy proposed to Olive tremendously poignant.
- 4. Automation revolutionized the olive industry in the early 1970s.
- 5. Combine the beans, chopped mint and olive oil in a large bowl.
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