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[ol-iv-green] /ˈɒl ɪvˈgrin/
noun, adjective
green with a yellowish or brownish tinge.
Origin of olive-green
First recorded in 1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • This value was issued in the olive-green shade adopted for its predecessor.

    The Stamps of Canada Bertram Poole
  • These varieties occur in the olive-green, bronze-green, and grey-green shades.

    Gambia Frederick John Melville
  • The number of medusae in the olive-green water was found to be immense.

    The Ocean and its Wonders R.M. Ballantyne
  • It contained four eggs of an olive-green colour, spotted with brown.

    The Swan and Her Crew George Christopher Davies
  • It is olive-green, thus simulating in color the kelp among which it lives.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
  • Soft, slimy filaments, with branches and branchlets; olive-green.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
  • The background here is olive-green, while the horses are blue.

    Mesopotamian Archaeology Percy S. P. Handcock
  • His back and head were of a grayish-brown with a tint of olive-green.

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