olive branch
noun Date: 14th century 1. a branch of the olive tree especially when used as a symbol of peace 2. an offer or gesture of conciliation or goodwill

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  • olive branch — olive branches also olive branch N COUNT: usu sing If you offer an olive branch to someone, you say or do something in order to show that you want to end a disagreement or quarrel. Clarke also offered an olive branch to critics in his party …   English dictionary

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  • olive branch — n. 1. the branch of the olive tree, traditionally a symbol of peace 2. any peace offering …   English World dictionary

  • Olive branch — For other uses, see Olive branch (disambiguation). An olive branch The olive branch in Western culture, derived from the customs of Ancient Greece, symbolizes peace or victory and was worn by brides. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • olive branch — /ˈɒləv bræntʃ / (say oluhv branch) noun 1. a branch of the olive tree (an emblem of peace). 2. anything offered in token of peace: *Today I have come bearing an olive branch and a freedom fighter s gun. –blanche d alpuget, 1982. 3. World War I… …   Australian English dictionary

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