Learn how to say Olive correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word olive:
1a small oval fruit with a hard stone and bitter flesh, green when unripe and bluish black when ripe, used as food and as a source of oil:
a dish of cauliflower with black olives
a cucumber and olive salad
2 (also olive tree) the small evergreen tree which produces olives and which has narrow leaves with silvery undersides, native to warm regions of the Old World:
an olive grove
Olea europaea, family Oleaceae (the olive family). This family also includes the ash, lilac, jasmine, and privet
used in names of other trees which are related to the olive, resemble it, or bear similar fruit, e.g. Russian olive.
3 (also olive green) [mass noun] a greyish-green colour like that of an unripe olive:
shades of gold, olive, and black
4a slice of beef or veal made into a roll with stuffing inside and stewed.
5 (also olive shell) a marine mollusc with a smooth, roughly cylindrical shell which is typically brightly coloured.
Genus Oliva, family Olividae, class Gastropoda
6 Anatomy each of a pair of smooth, oval swellings in the medulla oblongata.
7a metal ring or fitting which is tightened under a threaded nut to form a seal, as in a compression joint.
a small figure in olive fatigues
(of the complexion) yellowish-brown; sallow:
his full lips and olive skin
Middle English: via Old French from Latin oliva, from Greek elaia, from elaion ‘oil’