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  • n. A white crystalline substance, obtained from an exudation from the olive, and having a bittersweet taste and acid properties.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A white crystalline substance, obtained from an exudation from the olive, and having a bitter-sweet taste and acid proporties.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A white, brilliant, starchy powder obtained from the gum of the olive-tree.
  • n. A bitter crystalline substance, C14H18O5+H2O, which occurs in the gum and other parts of the olive-tree. It is easily oxidized to vanillin. Also called olivite.

Etymologies

Compare French olivile. (Wiktionary)

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