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Definition of olive noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a small green or black fruit with a strong taste, used in cooking and for its oil
  2. 2(also olive tree) [countable] a tree on which olives grow olive groves
  3. 3(also olive green) [uncountable] a yellowish-green color
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: olive