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Lincoln green

an olive-green color.
British Obsolete. a forester's outfit, perhaps of bright green:
clad in Lincoln green.
Origin of Lincoln green
1500-10; so called from the color of a fabric originally made in Lincoln, England Unabridged
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  • I warrant he had silver buttons to his Lincoln green, but they be torn off.

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford
  • The ballads always described Robin and his merry men as dressed in green, “Lincoln green.”

  • Lincoln green was an older cloth of pure English manufacture.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End Robert Naylor and John Naylor
British Dictionary definitions for Lincoln green

Lincoln green

  1. a yellowish-green or brownish-green colour
  2. (as adjective): a Lincoln-green suit
a cloth of this colour
Word Origin
C16: so named after a green fabric formerly made at Lincoln, England
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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