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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace;
[syn: peace offering, olive branch]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Olive \Ol"ive\, n. [F., fr. L. oliva, akin to Gr. ?. See Oil.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A tree (Olea Europaea) 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. (b) 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) (a) Any shell of the genus Oliva and allied genera; -- so called from the form. See Oliva. (b) The oyster catcher. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 3. (a) The color of the olive, a peculiar dark brownish, yellowish, or tawny green. (b) One of the tertiary colors, composed of violet and green mixed in equal strength and proportion. [1913 Webster] 4. (Anat.) An olivary body. See under Olivary. [1913 Webster] 5. (Cookery) A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and cooked; as, olives of beef or veal. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Bohemian olive (Bot.), a species of Elaeagnus (Elaeagnus angustifolia), the flowers of which are sometimes used in Southern Europe as a remedy for fevers. Olive branch. (a) A branch of the olive tree, considered an emblem of peace. (b) (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. [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

olive branch n 1: something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace [syn: peace offering, olive branch]
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Olive Branch, MS -- U.S. city in Mississippi Population (2000): 21054 Housing Units (2000): 7935 Land area (2000): 36.193733 sq. miles (93.741334 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.086148 sq. miles (0.223122 sq. km) Total area (2000): 36.279881 sq. miles (93.964456 sq. km) FIPS code: 54040 Located within: Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28 Location: 34.963007 N, 89.841627 W ZIP Codes (1990): 38654 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Olive Branch, MS Olive Branch