Lincoln green

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noun

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

Origin of Lincoln green

1500–10; so called from the color of a fabric originally made in Lincoln, England

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Examples 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

Lincoln green

noun

  1. a yellowish-green or brownish-green colour
  2. (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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