Definition of Olive branch

1. Noun. Something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace.

Exact synonyms: Peace Offering
Generic synonyms: Offer, Offering

Definition of Olive branch

1. Noun. (&lit A branch of an olive tree) ¹

2. Noun. Such a branch offered as an emblem of peace. ¹

3. Noun. Any symbol of peace, or peace offering to an adversary to show good will and in the hope of securing peace. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Olive Branch

olivanic acid
olivary body
olivary eminence
olive-backed oriole
olive-drab uniform
olive-tipped catheter
olive-tree agaric
olive branch (current term)
olive branches
olive brown
olive drab
olive family
olive green
olive grove
olive groves
olive juice
olive oil
olive oils
olive ridley
olive tree
olive trees

Literary usage of Olive branch

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

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1907)
"Profusely abundant at olive branch and common elsewhere. 26. ... A little flycatcher of unknown identity was tolerably common at olive branch. 31. ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1888)
"On the book of knowledge is perched the dove, emblematic of purity, while the olive branch at the left of the book and the palm under the Fool's Bauble give ..."

3. The British Essayists edited by Alexander Chalmers (1808)
"12 Threatening letter to Simon Olive-branch, on his intended visit to the metropolis — His head as unsafe as the pope's — Denounced by a club of patriots ..."

4. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson (1899)
"... of your olive branch. I subscribe to it with pleasure, because I believe it has done and will do much good, in holding up the mirror to both parties, ..."

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