Noun(1) small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree; important food and source of oil(2) evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits(3) hard yellow often variegated wood of an olive tree; used in cabinetwork(4) one-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish(5) a yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation
Adjective(1) of a yellow-green color similar to that of an unripe olive
(1) Men's looks harkened back a decade or more, with safari jackets, a '70s-era glen-plaid shirt jacket and an all-American baseball jacket in olive suede.(2) The woman looks fairly normal: dark brown hair, olive complexion, liquid black eyes, large lips.(3) Messenia, part of the Peloponnese, is silvery with olive groves and lined with beaches, and ancient Messeni, Sparta, Mystras and the Mani are all within day-trip range.(4) Margaret's skin was a lighter shade of olive that was so smooth that she was the envy of all the other girls, purely for her complexion.(5) They were all olive skinned, with dark curling hair of various lengths.(6) They were young men in olive fatigues who had been caught out in South Lebanon, where they should never have been in the first place.(7) His olive complexion made his dark green eyes stand out.(8) Everywhere there were date palm groves, olive , banana, orange, lemon and grapefruit orchards, as well as well kept and well irrigated fields.(9) Israel has implemented a scorched earth policy and uprooted nearly 400,000 olive , citrus and almond trees.(10) The blue-winged olive and pale watery populations have suffered similar falls.(11) At the doctor's skeptical look, her blood-shot olive eyes narrowed to a challenging glare on him.(12) Laurel and lemon, olive and oak, cypress and palm trees make unlikely neighbors in the region's mild, dry climate.(13) I wore a light gray button up shirt with olive dress pants.(14) The white of the cloth off-set the young girl's olive complexion, dark eyes and hair perfectly.(15) Her Italian background blessed her with a clear, dark olive complexion and deep russet hair.(16) My own mother had a lightly olive complexion with very dark brown hair when she was young.