Definition of olive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    olive

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈɒlɪv//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːlɪv//
     
     
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  1. 1(also olive-green) yellowish-green in colour a dark olive green carpet
  2. 2(of skin) yellowish-brown in colour an olive complexion The thin straps revealed the pale olive tone of her shoulders.
  3. Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from Latin oliva, from Greek elaia, from elaion ‘oil’.
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