oil of olives

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oil of olives (uncountable)

  1. (now rare) Olive oil. [from 14th c.]
    • 1652, Nicholas Culpeper, The English Physician:
      Common Oil of Olives, is pressed out of ripe olives, not out of the stones.
    • 1809, James Grey Jackson, An Account of the Empire of Marocco, VIII:
      Oil of olives.—The province of Suse produces great abundance of this oil.