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English adjective: olive

1. olive of a yellow-green color similar to that of an unripe olive


Antonymsachromatic, neutral

English noun: olive

1. olive (plant) small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree; important food and source of oil

Broader (hypernym)fruit

Part meronymEuropean olive tree, Olea europaea, olive

Substance holonymolive oil

2. olive (plant) evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits

SynonymsEuropean olive tree, Olea europaea

Broader (hypernym)olive tree

Part holonymolive, olive

Member meronymgenus Olea, Olea

3. olive (plant) hard yellow often variegated wood of an olive tree; used in cabinetwork

Broader (hypernym)wood

Substance meronymolive tree

4. olive (food) one-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish

Broader (hypernym)drupe, relish, stone fruit

Narrower (hyponym)black olive, green olive, ripe olive

Part meronymEuropean olive tree, Olea europaea, olive

5. olive (attribute) a yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation

Broader (hypernym)chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour

Narrower (hyponym)drab, olive drab

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