Synonyms for olive

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I have kissed your olive wreath, where it hangs above our altar at home.

It was twined of Olympic olive leaves and Apollo's own laurel.

Garnish each fillet with a Spanish olive stuffed with anchovy.

Now, having gone through the fruit course––and is not the olive a fruit?

After a month he wanted all the cooking done with olive oil.

During three successive years the olive harvest was an abundant one.

But the fusillade had begun afresh, this time on the left, in the olive plantations.

I have corn and olive trees, I have almond trees and vines and land, like any bourgeois.

Then there is the olive, and the mulberry for serici-culture.

This should consist of half a pint of olive oil, two ounces of white wax, and three drams of the sugar of lead finely powdered.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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