olive- +

(Greek > Latin > French: the tree Olea europaea, used in its etymological sense)

accessory olive
One of two masses of gray matter lying adjacent to the inferior olive of the brain.
oliva (s), olivae (pl); olivary body
An oval body located behind the anterior pyramid of the medulla oblongata and consisting of a convoluted sheet of gray matter enclosing white matter.
Having the color of an olive.
1. Shaped like an olive. 2. Pertaining to an olivary body.
olivary (adjective), more olivary, most olivary
Formed like or relating to an olive: During some research on patients, a connection was found between the cerebellum and the olivary nucleus.

Jane thought she saw some big olives on the plate, but they just had olivary shapes and didn't even have an olivary taste.

Having an olive complexion.
olive (s) (noun), olives (pl)
1. An evergreen tree of the Mediterranean; Olea europaea of the family Oleaceae: The olive tree is short and squat, has silvery green leaves which have an oblong form, and the trunk of the olive tree is gnarled and twisted.
2. The fruit of the olive tree: Olives yield oil, a fixed oil that consists chiefly of olein and palmitin.

The olives from the tree are used as a nutritive food. In medicine they are used as a laxative, as an emolient external application to wounds or burns, and as an ingredient of liniments and ointments.
3. An ovoid device small enough to fit on the tip of a vein stripper: An olive prevents damaging the vein as the stripper is pushed into it.

olive drab
A grayish green color used as a military uniform made of olive drab cloth; especially, one worn in the United States army.
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.

In a direction away from the olivary nucleus of the brain.