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olive

noun [C/U]  /ˈɑl·ɪv/ us  
a small, oval fruit eaten raw or cooked or pressed to make oil, or the evergreen tree on which this fruit grows Olive is also a dark, yellow-green color.
Translations of “olive”
in Korean 올리브…
in Arabic زَيْتون…
in French (d’)olive, olivier, (vert) olive…
in Turkish zeytin, zeytin yeşili…
in Italian oliva…
in Chinese (Traditional) 橄欖, 橄欖樹…
in Russian олива, маслина, оливковый цвет…
in Polish oliwka, (kolor) oliwkowy…
in Spanish aceituna, oliva, olivo…
in Portuguese azeitona…
in German die Olive, Oliven…, der Olivenbaum…
in Catalan oliva…
in Japanese オリーブ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 橄榄, 橄榄树…
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