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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
olive oil
▪ This salad is best with a vinegar and olive oil dressing.
▪ Black olives, being fully ripened, are naturally sweeter and are usually sold preserved in brine or olive oil.
▪ Drizzle with a tablespoon or so of olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
▪ In another medium skillet add the olive oil and heat over medium-high heat.
▪ Mix the lemon juice with the sherry vinegar and olive oil and season well.
▪ Sprinkle with brown sugar and drizzle with vinegar and olive oil.
▪ Then the whole thing is cooked slowly in a nonstick pan lightly coated with olive oil or clarified butter.
▪ They discovered the olive oil we had left behind and they took all our olive oil machines.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Olive oil

Olive \Ol"ive\, n. [F., fr. L. oliva, akin to Gr. ?. See Oil.]

  1. (Bot.)

    1. A tree ( Olea Europ[ae]a) with small oblong or elliptical leaves, axillary clusters of flowers, and oval, one-seeded drupes. The tree has been cultivated for its fruit for thousands of years, and its branches are the emblems of peace. The wood is yellowish brown and beautifully variegated.

    2. The fruit of the olive. It has been much improved by cultivation, and is used for making pickles. Olive oil is pressed from its flesh.

  2. (Zo["o]l.)

    1. Any shell of the genus Oliva and allied genera; -- so called from the form. See Oliva.

    2. The oyster catcher. [Prov. Eng.]

    1. The color of the olive, a peculiar dark brownish, yellowish, or tawny green.

    2. One of the tertiary colors, composed of violet and green mixed in equal strength and proportion.

  3. (Anat.) An olivary body. See under Olivary.

  4. (Cookery) A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and cooked; as, olives of beef or veal. Note: Olive is sometimes used adjectively and in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, olive brown, olive green, olive-colored, olive-skinned, olive crown, olive garden, olive tree, olive yard, etc. Bohemian olive (Bot.), a species of El[ae]agnus ( El[ae]agnus angustifolia), the flowers of which are sometimes used in Southern Europe as a remedy for fevers. Olive branch.

    1. A branch of the olive tree, considered an emblem of peace.

    2. (Fig.): A child.

      to hold out an olive branch, to offer to make peace (with a rival or enemy).

      Olive brown, brown with a tinge of green.

      Olive green, a dark brownish green, like the color of the olive.

      Olive oil, an oil expressed from the ripe fruit of the olive, and much used as a salad oil, also in medicine and the arts.

      Olive ore (Min.), olivenite.

      Wild olive (Bot.), a name given to the oleaster or wild stock of the olive; also variously to several trees more or less resembling the olive.

olive oil

n. A vegetable oil, pressed from olives, and used in cooking and as a salad dressing; it is high in unsaturated fatty acids.

olive oil

n. oil from olives

Olive oil

Olive oil is a fat obtained from the olive (the fruit of Olea europaea; family Oleaceae), a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives and is commonly used in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and soaps, and as a fuel for traditional oil lamps. Olive oil is used throughout the world and is often associated with Mediterranean cuisine and diet.

Usage examples of "olive oil".

Yet tinder dribbled with olive oil burnt with sputtering and black smoke.

A League accountant looks at the entry in her ledgers and sees forty-five hundred hectares, yieldin' so-and-so many tonnes of wheat and fodder, x hundred hectoliters of wine and y of olive oil per year.

My father has made lamps by threading a wick through a cork and floating it in a bowl of olive oil, which he says was what we did in ancient times, but the light is poor, they are very smokey, and the smell unpleasant.

He had a wine press, but he wanted an olive press also, so that the whole village could come to him to extract its olive oil, and he could take out a percentage and fill his own jars for the year.

She made me taste salad dressings over and over until I could pour out the precise ratio of olive oil to vinegar without looking at what I was doing.

The people were mostly rugged, wiry people who looked like Arabs without the glow in their skin that came from a diet rich in olive oil.

He'd eaten half a loaf of bread soaked in olive oil just before coming to the Skinner camp.

And for emergencies he kept on one of his shelves, with the embroidery needles and piles of fabric, a huge jar of olive oil.

Through the front window (over Athena olive oil tins) my father looked out day after day at the changes on Pingree Street.

She relaxed in the grounded stability of her chair, watching liquid light oxbow over the viscous black water of the harbor, listening to Michel talk to the people sitting at the next table, tasting the olive oil and bread, the cheeses and ouzo.