Definitions

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  • n. An olive picked before it has ripened; as opposed to a black olive which is picked after ripening.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. olives picked green and pickled in brine; infrequently stuffed with e.g. pimento

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Examples

  • 'But we are like the green olive in the House of God, and we shall trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever, for God has stretched forth His hand and God has spoken with the word of His mouth and behold I have heard him speaking in a great wind and in the midst of storms, in the stones of Assos and the caves of mountains.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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