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olive
1. The oil tree, Olea europaea, of the Oleaceae.

Its fruit yields olive oil, a fixed oil that consists chiefly of olein and palmitin; and is used as a nutritive food; in medicine as a laxative, as an emolient external application to wounds or burns, and as an ingredient of liniments and ointments.

2. An ovoid device small enough to fit on the tip of a vein stripper.

This prevents damaging the vein as the stripper is pushed into it.

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(Greek > Latin: [olive] oil; fat)
(Greek: oil, olive oil)
(Greek > Latin > French: the tree Olea europaea, used in its etymological sense)
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accessory olive
One of two masses of gray matter lying adjacent to the inferior olive of the brain.
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olive drab
A grayish green color used as a military uniform made of olive drab cloth; especially, one worn in the United States army.
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olive oil
Oil obtained by pressing the ripe, fruit of olives.

It is used as an emollient in treating skin diseases and as a nutrient.

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