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Are olives a fruit or a veggie?

They have seeds and grow on trees...


Asked by mslksdh at 1:52 PM on Nov. 19, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (6)
  • I believe they are a fruit.

    Answer by NannyB. at 1:53 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • Fruit.

    Answer by Shanna84 at 1:53 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • They are a fruit but treated mostly as a veggie I think.

    Answer by duckigrrl at 1:57 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • seeds= fruit! But they definately taste better paired with veggies lol.

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 1:57 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • never thought about it but I suppose they meet the criteria to be a fruit. SO do tomatoes, Pumpkins and other squashes!

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:58 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • The Olive (pronounced /ˈɒlɨv/), Olea europaea, is a species of a small tree in the family Oleaceae, native to the coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean Basin (the adjoining coastal areas of southeastern Europe, western Asia and northern Africa) as well as northern Iran at the south end of the Caspian Sea. Its fruit, also called the olive. (

    Answer by cheekycherub at 2:02 PM on Nov. 19, 2010