Definition of Olive-like

1. Adjective. Resembling an olive.

Exact synonyms: Olivelike
Similar to: Rounded

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Olive-like

oliva inferior
oliva superior
olivanic acid
olivary body
olivary eminence
olive-backed oriole
olive-drab uniform
olive-like (current term)
olive-tipped catheter
olive-tree agaric
olive branch
olive branches
olive brown
olive drab
olive family
olive green
olive grove
olive groves
olive juice
olive oil
olive oils
olive ridley

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"The olive-like cautery is used to cauterize the cavity of the cervix, into which it should be passed and withdrawn as rapidly as possible ..."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. ..."

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