an olive-green color.
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1500–10; so called from the color of a fabric originally made in Lincoln, England
Words nearby Lincoln green
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
British Dictionary definitions for Lincoln green
- a yellowish-green or brownish-green colour
- (as adjective)a Lincoln-green suit
a cloth of this colour
Word Origin for Lincoln green
C16: so named after a green fabric formerly made at Lincoln, England
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