• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Oliva (Zoöl) A genus of polished marine gastropod shells, chiefly tropical, and often beautifully colored.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n oliva Olive-tree gum.
    • n oliva In conchology: [capitalized] The typical genus of Olividæ, founded by Bruguière in 1789; the olives or olive-shells.
    • n oliva Pl. olivas (-väz). Any species of Oliva; an olive-shell. See cut at olive-shell.
    • n oliva Pl. olivæ (-vē). In anatomy, the olivary body of the brain.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. an olive


In literature:

You are the son of the Marchese Cavalcanti and the Marchesa Oliva Corsinari.
"The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
I have again before me the letter from Count Oliva.
"Egmont" by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
It may be that the General of the Jesuits, Oliva, did not yet know who de la Cloche really was.
"The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories" by Andrew Lang
The Bishop of Plosko gave him a grand repast, near the Abbey of Oliva.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
They quitted the town to the north-west, near the Oliva Gate.
"Barlasch of the Guard" by H. S. Merriman
Spargens rore levi et ramo felicis olivae.
"The Symbolism of Freemasonry" by Albert G. Mackey
My title to the liquidation of my claim is proved by the testimony of the Herren von Varnhagen and Oliva, to whom H.H.
"Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 of 2" by Lady Wallace
I politely request that you will hand over to Herr Oliva the sum of 300 florins, which has no doubt already been received by you in full.
"Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826 Vol. 2" by Lady Wallace
Judged by their portraits, d'Oliva, who was to personate the Queen, in an interview with the Cardinal, was not at all like Marie Antoinette.
"Historical Mysteries" by Andrew Lang
Description des genres Tarriere (Terebellum), Ancillaria et Oliva.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard

In news:

Tony Oliva has seen just about everything when it comes to baseball.
The new company Teknos- Oliva will have a turnover above €20 million and it will be one of the leading players in the Polish metal and industrial wood coatings markets.
The new company Teknos- Oliva will have a turnover above €20 million and it will be one of the leading players in Polish metal and industrial wood coatings markets.
Oliva 's daily runs are as long as her time will allow, she said.
There was none of the suspense usually associated with the search for a university president in the announcement yesterday that L. Jay Oliva , chancellor of New York University, would become its next president.
Jon Oliva (Savatage/Jon Oliva 's Pain) on Metal Meltdown.
Longtime city manager George Perez has been given the boot along with city attorney David Olivas.
Dan Olivas, President of the civic group CommUNITY en Accion.
29-year-old Israel Aguilera and 52-year-old Francisco Cazares-Olivas were arrested Monday for trying to pick up money from a drug deal.
Jennie Olivas was looking for answers in a twin stabbing that took place last month in the busy neighborhood.
The Olivas' lawyer, Richard Ewaniszyk, had argued that Taylor Oliva, Gabrielle Oliva and Adrianna Oliva should be dismissed from the suit because the daughters were not public officials.
Isabel Oliva and Sofie Li face paint Sabrina Gonzalez a Dade Christian School Family Fun Night.
Olivas was granted a waiver Thursday.
Olivas was an undocumented immigrant to the United States.
Blessed with an almost preternatural combination of strength, speed and flexibility, Oliva wisely decided to channel his efforts into Olympic -style weightlifting.

In science:

Gist descriptor is based on the so-called “spatial envelope” (Oliva and Torralba, 2001), which is a very effective low dimensional representation of the overall scene based on spectral information.
Boosting k-NN for categorization of natural scenes
In particular, we used the global Gist descriptor of Oliva and Torralba (2001) in order to obtain a meaningful representation of images.
Boosting k-NN for categorization of natural scenes
Recognition.m 3 The mAP was computed by averaging classification rates over categories (diagonal of the confusion matrix) and then averaging those values over the 3 cross-validation folds (Oliva and Torralba, 2001).
Boosting k-NN for categorization of natural scenes
Oliva A, Torralba A (2001) Modeling the shape of the scene: A holistic representation of the spatial envelope.
Boosting k-NN for categorization of natural scenes
We are grateful to Ulrich Kohlenbach and Paulo Oliva for advice and suggestions.
Metastable convergence theorems