Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An evergreen tree (Cassine laneana) native to Bermuda, having oblanceolate leaves, unisexual flowers, and creamy-white fruit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The wood of the olive tree
  • n. Any of several ornamental trees of the genus Cassine

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The wood of the olive.
  • n. An Australian name given to the hard white wood of certain trees of the genus Elæodendron, and also to the trees themselves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The wood of the common olive.
  • n. The name of two trees, Elæodendron orientale of Mauritius and Madagascar, and E. australe of Australia.

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Examples

  • At Via Garibaldi 5A/7, Anna Maria Costa presides over Emilio Borsi, a.k.a. L'Elixir, a brick-walled, industrial-looking space with wooden display shelves overflowing with artisanal honeys, figured olivewood kitchen implements, and local confections like the dry cookies called "bones of the dead."

    The Other Tuscany

  • Quite beyond ordinary scruples by this time, I shamelessly rifled the olivewood desk, keeping an ear out for returning footsteps.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • It takes pride of place on our mantlepiece in the living room next to our olivewood statue of Our Blessed Lady exquisitely carved by Catholic craftsmen from Bethlehem, still struggling to eke out a living in the Holy Land.

    Visit of St Thérèse relics

  • The olivewood base made it one of the sexiest mens scents to come down the pike in a long while.

    Fat Chance

  • Rare endemic plants include Bermuda olivewood (Elaeodendron laneanum), wild Bermuda bean (Phaseolus lignosus), and Bermuda sedge (Carex bermudiana), which is confined to Paget Marsh and 5 upland sites.

    Bermuda subtropical conifer forests

  • Endemic trees include: Bermuda cedar (Juniperus bermudiana), Bermuda palmetto (Sabal bermudana), and Bermuda olivewood (Elaeodendron laneanum).

    Bermuda subtropical conifer forests

  • The woodlands were characterized by three endemic trees, each of which is listed as threatened by the IUCN: Bermuda cedar (Juniperus bermudiana), Bermuda palmetto (Sabal bermudana), and Bermuda olivewood (Elaeodendron laneanum).

    Bermuda subtropical conifer forests

  • The shaft was sometimes ash, sometimes olivewood, and the spearhead was bronze.

    The Trojan War

  • Unless, of course, scanty olivewood-crèche-set sales are spoiling your enjoyment of earth and you've decided to attain to heaven.

    Zion's Vital Signs

  • The entire hope of peace on earth rests with badly carved olivewood crèche sets.

    Zion's Vital Signs

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