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

  • n. Oil pressed from olives, used in salad dressings, for cooking, as an ingredient in soaps, and as an emollient.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A vegetable oil, pressed from olives, and used in cooking and as a salad dressing; it is high in unsaturated fatty acids.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an oil expressed from the ripe fruit of the olive, and much used as a salad oil, also in medicine and the arts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fixed oil expressed from the pericarp or pulp of the common olive.

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

  • n. oil from olives


From olive + oil. Compare earlier oil of olives. (Wiktionary)


  • One or two shops selling olive oil had been carved into the street-level stone, but the feel was almost purely residential: cool-faced, gray houses, closed off from the sun.

    The Italian Summer

  • Roll into marble-size balls and brown in hot olive oil for about 6 minutes.

    The Swell Dressed Party

  • Olive You: Re-dress your favorite kind by draining them, adding your own olive oil and remarinating them with a novel flavor—lemon or orange peel, red pepper flakes on the big green Sicilians, snipped rosemary, thyme, tarragon on the black Moroccans.

    The Swell Dressed Party

  • Are you surprised to see that olive oil has morecalories than either butter or margarine?

    Lange 2010

  • You probably have a number of healthy foods in your repertoire, like shredded wheat a low-sodium cereal, bananas, watermelon, salad with homemade olive oil and balsamic dressing, and low-fat sweets such as Fudgsicles and fruit bars.

    The Life You Want

  • In addition to its wine, Sybaris was famous for its olive oil and its wool.

    The Spartacus War

  • Olivas de Oro Olive Company organic olive oil and products

    The Genius of Flexibility

  • For instance, spare yourself the 960 milligrams of sodium in a serving of Herb and Butter Rice-A-Roni by adding fresh chopped or dried herbs to a half cup of cooked brown rice and tossing with toasted almonds and a dash of salt and olive oil for a mere 160 milligrams of sodium.

    The Life You Want

  • She turned off the faucet, took a gold tin of Bertoli olive oil from a shelf over the stove, and brought both back to the table, where she set the bowl and olive oil down between them.

    Courting Trouble

  • To make my excellent exfoliator, mix a few tablespoons of sugar with a few tablespoons of olive oil or water, if you have acne-prone skin.



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