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Lincoln green

noun
  1. an olive-green color.
  2. British Obsolete. a forester's outfit, perhaps of bright green: clad in Lincoln green.
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Origin of Lincoln green

1500–10; so called from the color of a fabric originally made in Lincoln, England
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Historical Examples of lincoln green

  • They were all shouting gaily, and the stream was bright with their scarlet cloaks, Lincoln-green jerkins, and gold embroidery.

    Master Skylark

    John Bennett

  • Robin was clothed in a gay scarlet dress and his men wore their mantles of Lincoln-green cloth.

    Robin Hood

    Paul Creswick


British Dictionary definitions for lincoln green

Lincoln green

noun
    1. a yellowish-green or brownish-green colour
    2. (as adjective)a Lincoln-green suit
  1. a cloth of this colour
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Word Origin for Lincoln green

C16: so named after a green fabric formerly made at Lincoln, England
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