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1500–10; so called from the color of a fabric originally made in Lincoln, England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