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bottle green

noun
1.
a deep green.
Origin of bottle green
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20
Related forms
bottle-green, adjective
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Examples from the Web for bottle green
Historical Examples
  • "She's with Griffin and bottle green," she answered under her breath.

    Miss Pat at School

    Pemberton Ginther
  • She was gowned in a tightly fitting tailor-made dress of bottle green, trimmed with gold.

    The Silver Poppy Arthur Stringer
  • Poor old bottle green caught it first, for painting before he'd given her permission, and then he jumped on me for not painting.

    Miss Pat at School

    Pemberton Ginther
  • My white folkses bought dat too,—It was a bottle green silk.

  • Ludowika, riding astride, enveloped and hooded in bottle green, had her face muffled in a linen riding mask.

    The Three Black Pennys Joseph Hergesheimer
  • The dog pulls a hidden string and Petit Patou is clad in a bottle green dress-coat.

    The Mountebank William J. Locke
  • He was dressed in loose trowsers of bottle green jeans, a jacket of the same, heavy boots and a well worn wool hat.

    Hoosier Mosaics Maurice Thompson
  • He dressed in bottle green, the uniform of a cyclist, and he looked like a rollicking woodlander of the Robin Hood band.

    Golden Lads Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
British Dictionary definitions for bottle green

bottle green

noun, adjective
1.
  1. a dark green colour
  2. (as adjective): a bottle-green car
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