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1 definition by kwatttt

The olive branch is a branch of an olive tree.

In Western culture, it symbolizes peace or goodwill.

The original link between olive branches and peace is unknown. Some explanations center on that olive trees take a very long time to bear fruit. Thus the cultivation of olives is something that is generally impossible in time of war.

The term “to extend an olive branch” means an offer of peace or reconciliation.
by kwatttt April 01, 2011