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olive-green

[ol-iv-green]
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noun, adjective
  1. green with a yellowish or brownish tinge.

Origin of olive-green

First recorded in 1750–60
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  • This value was issued in the olive-green shade adopted for its predecessor.

  • 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.

  • 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