olive oil

olive oil
noun Date: circa 1741 a pale yellow to yellowish-green nondrying oil obtained from olives and used chiefly as a salad oil and in cooking

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  • Olive oil — Olive Ol ive, n. [F., fr. L. oliva, akin to Gr. ?. See {Oil}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • olive oil — olive oils N MASS Olive oil is oil that is obtained by pressing olives. It is used for putting on salads or in cooking …   English dictionary

  • olive oil — n [U and C] a pale yellow or green oil obtained from olives and used in cooking …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • olive oil — olive ,oil noun count or uncount a type of oil made from OLIVES, used in cooking …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • olive oil — n. a light yellow oil pressed from ripe olives, used in cooking, salad dressings, liniments, soap, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Olive oil — Not to be confused with the cartoon character Olive Oyl. Olive oil A bottle of olive oil Fat composition Saturated fats Palmitic acid: 7.5–20.0% Steari …   Wikipedia

  • olive oil — noun oil from olives • Hypernyms: ↑vegetable oil, ↑oil • Substance Holonyms: ↑olive • Substance Meronyms: ↑oleic acid * * * noun, pl ⋯ oils [count, noncount] : a yellow to yellowish green oil th …   Useful english dictionary

  • olive oil — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms olive oil : singular olive oil plural olive oils a type of oil made from olives, used in cooking …   English dictionary

  • olive oil — See under oil. * * * olive oil n a pale yellow to yellowish green nondrying oil obtained from the pulp of olives usu. by expression and used chiefly as a salad oil and in cooking, in toilet soaps, and as an emollient * * * [NF] the fixed oil… …   Medical dictionary

  • olive oil — alyvuogių aliejus statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Aliejus, spaudžiamas iš alyvmedžio kaulavaisių. atitikmenys: angl. olive oil; Provence oil; sweet oil rus. оливковое масло; прованское масло ryšiai: sinonimas – Provanso aliejus …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • olive oil — oil extracted by pressing olives …   English contemporary dictionary

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