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  1. olive branch

    • IPA[ˈäləv branCH]

    美式

    • n.
      the branch of an olive tree, traditionally regarded as a symbol of peace (in allusion to the story of Noah in Gen. 8:1, in which a dove returns with an olive branch after the Flood).;an offer of reconciliation
    • noun: olive branch, plural noun: olive branches

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the branch of an olive tree, traditionally regarded as a symbol of peace (in allusion to the story of Noah in Gen. 8:1, in which a dove returns with an olive branch after the Flood).
    • an offer of reconciliation the government is holding out an olive branch to the demonstrators
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    英式

    • n.
      an offer of reconciliation: the government is holding out an olive branch to the demonstrators

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      a city in northern Mississippi, just south of the Tennessee border; population 31,830 (est. 2008).

    Oxford American Dictionary