KJV Dictionary Definition: olive


OL'IVE, n. L. oliva, from olea, an olive tree; Gr. See Oil

A plant or tree of the genus Olea. The common olive tree grows in warm climates and rises to the height of twenty or thirty feet, having an upright stem with numerous branches. This tree is much cultivated in the south of Europe for its fruit, from which is expressed the olive oil, and which is used also for pickles.


OL'IVED, a. Decorated with olive trees.