Definition of American olive
1. Noun. Small tree of southern United States having panicles of dull white flowers followed by dark purple fruits.
Group relationships: Genus Osmanthus, Osmanthus
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of American Olive
Literary usage of American olive
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1. Plant Life of Alabama: An Account of the Distribution, Modes of Association by Charles Mohr (1901)
"The evergreen American olive, rarely seen among the pine hills, occurs here frequently. The last two hollies are shrubs which, together with the others ..."
2. The American Gardener's Calendar: Adapted to the Climates and Seasons of the by Bernard M'Mahon (1806)
"Oleander (single and double) Shrubby Tobacco American olive Fragrant Chinese do. European do. Cape Olive New Zealand d». ..."
3. American Druggist (1891)
"... a host of trees of smaller size, in great variety, adding to its density; including the American olive or devil wood (Osmanthus Americanus), ..."
4. Historical View of the American Revolution by George Washington Greene (1895)
"And the American olive-branch, America's last appeal to the royal heart, was intrusted to John Penn, a grandson of the founder of Pennsylvania. ..."
5. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1912)
"suspicion they looked upon the plump dark-skinned beauties from the Far West. As medicine is pushed down the unwilling infant's mouth, so the American olive ..."