What is another word for Olea Europaea?3 synonyms found
Pronunciation:[ ˈəʊ_l_iə j_ˌʊə_ɹ_əʊ_p_ˈiə], [ ˈə͡ʊli͡ə jˌʊ͡əɹə͡ʊpˈi͡ə], [ ˈəʊliə jˌʊəɹəʊpˈiə]
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Definition for Olea europaea:
- The leaves of the olive are bitter, and an extract prepared from them, and a substance called olivina, the bitter principle of the leaves, have been given in Italy as antiperiodics. The fruit, when pickled, is extremely grateful to some stomachs. Olives, as met with in the shops, are prepared from the green, unripe fruit, repeatedly steeped in water. To this, some quicklime or alkaline salt is added, and, afterwards, they are washed and preserved in a pickle of common salt and water. From this fruit is prepared the Olive oil or Salad oil of the Pharmacopoeias, which is obtained by grinding and pressing the olives, when thoroughly ripe. The finer and purer oil issues first by gentle pressure, and the inferior sort on heating what is left, and pressing it more strongly. See Oleum Olivae. In Calabria, an odorous resin exudes from its trunk, which is employed as a perfume by the Neapolitans. A gum flows from certain wild olives, in warm countries, which consists, according to Pelletier, of a resin, a little benzoic acid, and a peculiar substance, called Olivile. It is in yellow masses, of a slightly acrid taste, and of a vanilla smell. It is called Oleae gummi, O. resina, and O. balsamm, ( F.) Gomme olivier, and is esteemed astringent and detersive.