Definition of American olive

1. Noun. Small tree of southern United States having panicles of dull white flowers followed by dark purple fruits.

Exact synonyms: Devilwood, Osmanthus Americanus
Group relationships: Genus Osmanthus, Osmanthus
Generic synonyms: Tree

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Lexicographical Neighbors of American Olive

American liquorice
American lobster
American lotus
American magpie
American maidenhair fern
American marten
American mastodon
American mastodont
American merganser
American mink
American minks
American mistletoe
American mountain ash
American night heron
American oil palm
American olive (current term)
American option
American options
American organ
American oriole
American painted lady
American painted ladys
American parasol
American parsley fern
American pasqueflower
American pennyroyal
American persimmon
American pit bull terrier
American plaice
American plan

Literary usage of American olive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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 ..."

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