Definition of Black olive

1. Noun. Olives picked ripe and cured in brine then dried or pickled or preserved canned or in oil.

Exact synonyms: Ripe Olive
Generic synonyms: Olive

Definition of Black olive

1. Noun. An olive picked after it has ripened; as opposed to a green olive which is picked before ripening. ¹

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Literary usage of Black olive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1890)
"black olive, Moorish olive, blackish olive. This variety produces very black oval fruits, from which is extracted an oil that is considered of the best; ..."

2. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"Ants, wasps, bugs (Including the black olive scale), and caterpillars are also eaten. Grasshoppers are taken by the Eastern birds, but not by the Western ..."

3. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"Both kinds, pounded arid applied topically, are good for the cure of burns, but the black olive is sometimes chewed first, and instantly applied to the sore ..."

4. Western Birds by Harriet Williams Myers (1922)
"For every quart of fruit eaten, more than three pints of black olive scales and more than a quart of flower beetles, besides a generous sprinkling of ..."

5. Papers and Proceedings of the ... General Meeting of the American Library by General Meeting, American Library Association (1904)
"Black, Olive, As. PL, Leavenworth, Kan. Bingham, Frances A., Hartford, Conn. Black, Olive I., Denver, Col. Blackburn, Kate, with Charles Scribner's Sons, ..."

6. Report (1905)
"... mouth deeply cleft; anal plate divided; color, black, blue black, olive green or yellowish, sometimes quite dark. Coloration of the young usually quite ..."

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