apple green

  1. a clear, light green.

Origin of apple green

First recorded in 1805–15

Words Nearby apple green Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use apple green in a sentence

  • She wore an apple-green housedress and her graying beehive hairdo was unyielding against the blasts of a chugging air conditioner.

  • The painter here represented the Cigale, or Cicada, under the form of a magnificent apple-green grasshopper.

    The Insect World | Louis Figuier
  • "And the most charming morning-gown you ever saw—apple green, and dark green, striped—and lined with pink silk," rejoined a third.

    Homestead on the Hillside | Mary Jane Holmes
  • At first it looks like a shapeless mass of apple-green jelly.

    Marvels of Pond-life | Henry J. Slack
  • His right hand, covered with a glove of apple-green colour, was pressing the key of Paradise.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet | Gustave Flaubert
  • The sky had cleared; in the west shone a faint band of clear apple green in which burned one lucent star.

    Shandygaff | Christopher Morley

British Dictionary definitions for apple green

apple green

    • a bright light green or moderate yellowish-green

    • (as adjective): an apple-green carpet

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