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 for olive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Olivary \Ol"i*va*ry\, a. [L. olivarius belonging to olives, fr.
     oliva an olive: cf. F. olivaire.] (Anat.)
     Like an olive.
     [1913 Webster]
     Olivary body (Anat.), an oval prominence on each side of
        the medulla oblongata; -- called also olive.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Olive \Ol"ive\, n. [F., fr. L. oliva, akin to Gr. ?. See Oil.]
     1. (Bot.)
        (a) A tree ({Olea Europaea) with small oblong or
            elliptical leaves, axillary clusters of flowers, and
            oval, one-seeded drupes. The tree has been cultivated
            for its fruit for thousands of years, and its branches
            are the emblems of peace. The wood is yellowish brown
            and beautifully variegated.
        (b) The fruit of the olive. It has been much improved by
            cultivation, and is used for making pickles. Olive oil
            is pressed from its flesh.
            [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.)
        (a) Any shell of the genus Oliva and allied genera; --
            so called from the form. See Oliva.
        (b) The oyster catcher. [Prov. Eng.]
            [1913 Webster]
        (a) The color of the olive, a peculiar dark brownish,
            yellowish, or tawny green.
        (b) One of the tertiary colors, composed of violet and
            green mixed in equal strength and proportion.
            [1913 Webster]
     4. (Anat.) An olivary body. See under Olivary.
        [1913 Webster]
     5. (Cookery) A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and
        cooked; as, olives of beef or veal.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: Olive is sometimes used adjectively and in the
           formation of self-explaining compounds; as, olive
           brown, olive green, olive-colored, olive-skinned, olive
           crown, olive garden, olive tree, olive yard, etc.
           [1913 Webster]
     Bohemian olive (Bot.), a species of Elaeagnus ({Elaeagnus
        angustifolia), the flowers of which are sometimes used in
        Southern Europe as a remedy for fevers.
     Olive branch.
        (a) A branch of the olive tree, considered an emblem of
        (b) (Fig.): A child.
     to hold out an olive branch, to offer to make peace (with a
        rival or enemy).
     Olive brown, brown with a tinge of green.
     Olive green, a dark brownish green, like the color of the
     Olive oil, an oil expressed from the ripe fruit of the
        olive, and much used as a salad oil, also in medicine and
        the arts.
     Olive ore (Min.), olivenite.
     Wild olive (Bot.), a name given to the oleaster or wild
        stock of the olive; also variously to several trees more
        or less resembling the olive.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Olive \Ol"ive\, a.
     Approaching the color of the olive; of a peculiar dark
     brownish, yellowish, or tawny green.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  colorful \colorful\ adj.
     1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless.
     Note: [Narrower terms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent,
           shot; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing;
           prismatic; psychedelic; red, ruddy, flushed,
     Syn: colourful.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless
        or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious;
        flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; flashy, gaudy,
        jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty; picturesque]
        [WordNet 1.5]
     3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey;
        as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and
     Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; amber,
           brownish-yellow, yellow-brown; amethyst; auburn,
           reddish-brown; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden;
           azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; bicolor,
           bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome; blue,
           bluish, light-blue, dark-blue; blushful,
           blush-colored, rosy; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy;
           brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; canary,
           canary-yellow; caramel, caramel brown; carnation;
           chartreuse; chestnut; dun; earth-colored,
           earthlike; fuscous; green, greenish, light-green,
           dark-green; jade, jade-green; khaki; lavender,
           lilac; mauve; moss green, mosstone; motley,
           multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured,
           painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied,
           varicolored, varicoloured; mousy, mouse-colored;
           ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive;
           orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish;
           purple, violet, purplish; red, blood-red, carmine,
           cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red,
           scarlet; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red;
           rust, rusty, rust-colored; snuff, snuff-brown,
           snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored,
           snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown; sorrel,
           brownish-orange; stone, stone-gray; straw-color,
           straw-colored, straw-coloured; tan; tangerine;
           tawny; ultramarine; umber; vermilion,
           vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red; yellow, yellowish;
           yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; blae
           bluish-black or gray-blue); coral; creamy; cress
           green, cresson, watercress; hazel; honey,
           honey-colored; hued(postnominal); magenta;
           maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green;
           sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark,
     Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate).
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of a yellow-green color similar to that of an unripe
      n 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
         [syn: olive, European olive tree, Olea europaea]
      3: hard yellow often variegated wood of an olive tree; used in
      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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "olive":
     aestival, beryl-green, berylline, blue-green, bluish-green,
     chartreuse, chloranemic, chlorine, chlorotic, citrine, citrinous,
     emerald, foliaged, glaucescent, glaucous, glaucous-green, grassy,
     green, green as grass, green-blue, greenish, greenish-blue,
     greenish-yellow, greensick, holly, ivy, ivy-green, leafy, leaved,
     olivaceous, olive-green, porraceous, smaragdine, springlike,
     summerlike, summery, verdant, verdurous, vernal, vernant, vert,
     virescent, yellowish-green

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     the fruit of the olive-tree. This tree yielded oil which was
     highly valued. The best oil was from olives that were plucked
     before being fully ripe, and then beaten or squeezed (Deut.
     24:20; Isa. 17:6; 24:13). It was called "beaten," or "fresh oil"
     (Ex. 27:20). There were also oil-presses, in which the oil was
     trodden out by the feet (Micah 6:15). James (3:12) calls the
     fruit "olive berries." The phrase "vineyards and olives" (Judg.
     15:5, A.V.) should be simply "olive-yard," or "olive-garden," as
     in the Revised Version. (See OIL.)

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