Definition of Olive-like
1. Adjective. Resembling an olive.
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Literary usage of Olive-like
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Manual of Indian Timbers: An Account of the Growth, Distribution, and Uses by James Sykes Gamble (1902)
"... It produces its olive-like seeds in great abundance, they germinate well, and the palm is very easy to grow, not minding the winter frosts. 1. ..."
2. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe, British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology (1894)
"General colour above greenish olive; scapulars like the back ; lower back and rump brownish black ; upper tail- coverts black ; wing-coverts olive like the ..."
3. A Handbook of Uterine Therapeutics and of Diseases of Women by Edward John Tilt (1881)
"Two forms of cautery are used, a nummular one about the size of a shilling for flat surfaces, and one like the uterine sound, with an olive- like extremity. ..."
4. A Handbook of uterine therapeutics by Edward John Tilt (1864)
"The olive-like cautery is used to cauterize the cavity of the cervix, into which it should be passed and withdrawn as rapidly as possible ..."
5. Cholera Curable: A Demonstration of the Causes, Non-contagiousness, and by John Chapman (1885)
"But we have ascertained that in very grave cases the globule loses its elasticity and retains the olive-like form even when isolated. ..."
6. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"... rius: pertaining to vegetable- gardens or -gardeners. oliva ceus : olive-like, olive-colored. ..."