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(Reguidit frae Olives)
Temporal range: Late Pleistocene tae Recent, 0.06–0 Ma
Olea europaea, near the Deid Sea, Jordan
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Faimily: Oleaceae
Genus: Olea
Species: O. europaea
Binomial name
Olea europaea
Olea europaea range.svg
Distribution map

The olive, kent bi the botanical name Olea europaea, meanin "European olive", is a species o smaw tree in the faimily Oleaceae, foond in the Mediterranean Basin frae Portugal tae the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, an soothren Asie as far east as Cheenae, as well as the Canary Islands, Mauritius, an Réunion.