Translation of "olive" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈɒl·ɪv/ us /ˈɑ·lɪv/

B1 a small, green or black fruit that is eaten or used to produce oil


(Translation of “olive” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈoliv/

a type of edible fruit which is used as a garnish etc and which gives oil used for cooking

aceituna, oliva
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/color of the fruit

verde oliva
They painted the room olive
(also adjective) She wore an olive-green hat.

(also olive-wood) the wood of the tree.

madera de olivo
olive branch noun

a sign of a wish for peace

rama de olivo
The government held out the olive branch to its opponents.

(Translation of “olive” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)