Are olives fruits or vegetables?

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Olives are tech­ni­cally fruits. They are the small, oval-shaped fruits of the olive tree (Olea europaea). While they are often used in savory dishes and are some­times cat­e­go­rized as veg­eta­bles in culi­nary con­texts, botan­i­cally speak­ing, they are clas­si­fied as fruits. Olives con­tain a sin­gle pit or stone and are typ­i­cally processed in var­i­ous ways before being con­sumed, such as cur­ing, brin­ing, or press­ing to extract olive oil.

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