Adjective "Olive drab" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Olive drab


    Definition:

    noun

    1. an evergreen tree, Olea europaea, of Mediterranean and other warm regions, cultivated chiefly for its fruit.

    Compare olive family.

    2. the fruit of this tree, a small oval drupe, eaten as a relish and used as a source of oil.

    3. Also called olive wood. the wood of this tree, valued for ornamental work.

    4. the foliage of this tree.

    5. a wreath of it.

    6. any of various related or similar trees.

    7. olive branch.

    8. the ocher green or dull yellow green of the unripe olive fruit

    Origin:
    olive