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sea green

a clear, light, bluish green.
Origin of sea green
First recorded in 1590-1600
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sea-green, adjective Unabridged
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  • The brown bunch was Helen, but did you catch sight of a sea-green and salmon bunch?

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • I spoke of it in the church—the silver and sea-green that turned his head.

    The Nebuly Coat John Meade Falkner
  • It's a mercy that you turn pink with fright, not green like the sea-green Robespierre.

    We Two Edna Lyall
  • "He supports you," suggested Madame, glancing at the sea-green crêpe.

  • Seen from the rim, a narrow margin of the water along the walls is sea-green.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • She had put on her sea-green tea-gown: a present from Eva, made in Paris.

    Overlooked Maurice Baring
  • But our great, sea-green octopus, I do believe, could live anywhere.

    Sign of the Green Arrow

    Roy J. (Roy Judson) Snell
  • His sea-green eyes were now blazing, and his mouth was shut like a trap.

    The Crime Club William Holt-White
British Dictionary definitions for sea-green

sea green

  1. a moderate green colour, sometimes with a bluish or yellowish tinge
  2. (as adjective): a sea-green carpet
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Word Origin and History for sea-green

as a color, 1590s, from sea + green (adj.). As an adjective from c.1600.

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