Meaning of olivaster in English:

olivaster

adjective

  • Olive-coloured; having an easily-tanned or Mediterranean skin.

Pronunciation

olivaster

/ˈɒlɪvastə/ /ɒlɪˈvastə/

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Francis Bacon (1561–1626), lord chancellor, politician, and philosopher. From French †olivastre olive-coloured from Italian olivastro from oliva + -astro.