Lincoln green

  1. an olive-green color.

  2. 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1500–10; so called from the color of a fabric originally made in Lincoln, England

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How to use Lincoln green in a sentence

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

    Robin Hood | Paul Creswick
  • The ballads always described Robin and his merry men as dressed in green, “Lincoln green.”

  • Lincoln green was an older cloth of pure English manufacture.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End | Robert Naylor and John Naylor
  • They were all shouting gaily, and the stream was bright with their scarlet cloaks, Lincoln-green jerkins, and gold embroidery.

    Master Skylark | John Bennett
  • I warrant he had silver buttons to his Lincoln green, but they be torn off.

    Privy Seal | Ford Madox Ford

British Dictionary definitions for Lincoln green

Lincoln green

    • a yellowish-green or brownish-green colour

    • (as adjective): a Lincoln-green suit

  1. a cloth of this colour

Origin of Lincoln green

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

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