Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

Spanish translation of “olive”

olive

noun /ˈoliv/
a type of edible fruit which is used as a garnish etc and which gives oil used for cooking He put an olive in her cocktail (also adjective) an olive tree olive oil. the tree on which it grows a grove of olives. (also olive-green) the brownish-green or yellowish-green colour of the fruit They painted the room olive (also adjective) She wore an olive-green hat. (also olive-wood) the wood of the tree. olive branch a sign of a wish for peace The government held out the olive branch to its opponents.
(Definition of olive from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

Definitions of “olive” in English

Word of the Day

pump iron

to lift heavy weights for exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More