a branch of the olive tree as an emblem of peace.
any token of peace.
a branch of an olive tree used to symbolize peace
any offering of peace or conciliation
The branch brought by a dove to Noah’s ark signifying that the flood was receding.
Note: An olive branch is now regarded as a sign of peace, as is the dove. (See hawks and doves.)
A symbol of peace, an offering of good will, as in They feuded for years, but finally the Hatfields came over bearing an olive branch. This term is alluded to in the Bible (Genesis 8:11), where the dove comes to Noah after the flood with an olive leaf in its mouth. [ c. 1600 ]
- Olive crown
noun 1. (esp in ancient Greece and Rome) a garland of olive leaves awarded as a token of victory
noun, plural olive drabs for 3. 1. a deep olive color. 2. woolen cloth of this color, used especially for U.S. Army uniforms. 3. a military uniform made from this cloth. noun (US) 1. 2. cloth or clothes in this colour, esp the uniform of the US Army OD
noun 1. the plant family Oleaceae, characterized by trees and shrubs having opposite, simple or pinnately compound leaves, usually small and sometimes showy flowers, and fruit in the form of a berry, capsule, or winged seed, and including the ash, forsythia, lilac, olive, and privet.
[oh-liv-uh-nahyt, ol-uh-vuh-] /oʊˈlɪv əˌnaɪt, ˈɒl ə və-/ noun 1. a mineral, basic copper arsenate, Cu 4 As 2 O 8 (OH) 2 , occurring in crystals and in masses, usually olive-green in color. /ɒˈlɪvɪˌnaɪt/ noun 1. a green to black rare secondary mineral consisting of hydrated basic copper arsenate in orthorhombic crystalline form. Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)