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Synonyms for olive

small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree

evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere

hard yellow often variegated wood of an olive tree

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one-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish

a yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation

of a yellow-green color similar to that of an unripe olive

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One evening Pietro Brunaschi, after a laborious day amongst his olive-trees, sat on a chair against the wall of his house with a bowl of broth on his knees and a piece of bread in his hand.
But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tender-hearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave, and the lord Helios, Hyperion's bright son, as she cried to her father, the Son of Cronos.
In order to study the role of phenolic metabolism in the defense of the olive-tree against Spilocaea oleagina, three defense components: soluble phenols, parietal phenols, lignin and phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL), were studied in two different varieties: a resistant (Picholine du Languedoc) and a susceptible (Moroccan Picholine).
The leaf-spot disease caused by Spilocaea oleagina represents the most widespread fungal disease of olive-tree (Olea europaea) in the world (Anton and Laborda, 1989).
Characterization of Parietal Phenols of Olive-tree Leaves