(Greek > Latin > French: the tree Olea europaea, used in its etymological sense)
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.
It is used as an emollient in treating skin diseases and as a nutrient.