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meanings of olive


  1. A dark yellowish-green color, that of an unripe olive.
  2. Any shell of the genus Oliva and allied genera; so called from the shape.
  3. A component of a plumbing compression joint; a ring which is placed between the nut and the pipe and compressed during fastening to provide a seal.
  4. An oystercatcher, a shore bird.
  5. A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and cooked.
  6. The wood of the olive tree.
  7. An olivary body, part of the medulla oblongata.
  8. A tree, Olea europaea, cultivated since ancient times in the Mediterranean for its fruit and the oil obtained from it.
  9. The small oval fruit of this tree, eaten ripe (usually black) or unripe (usually green).


  1. A female given name from English.
  2. A male given name from English.
  3. A surname​.


  1. Of a grayish green color, that of an unripe olive.

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