What do you call this fruit:
It's scientific name is Elaeagnus angustifolia; the only word I found for it is Russian Olive, but I doubt it is the word a native would say!
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Given this USDA Article, it does seem that Russian Olive is the colloquial term in the US.
This would be similar usage to Kalamata Olives, although in the US I have used (and have heard others use) the term Greek Olives instead, as "Greek" is a lot simpler than remembering "Kalamata". "Russian", by contrast, is a familiar term, so I would not be surprised to hear "Russian Olives" in the US.