Nile green



pale bluish green.

Origin of Nile green

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for nile green

Historical Examples of nile green

  • Will you, please, tie this bow of nile-green velvet about my neck?

  • “There will be no nile-green dress and golden slippers,” she whispered.

  • I've arranged the tea; dainty Nile-green cakes from Gunter's, and chocolates and cigarettes.

  • I wore my nile-green silk, which I am afraid showed off my splendid coat of tan only too well.

  • The steam had cleared away, and now showed a rocky and wooded scene, the trees sky-blue, the rocks a Nile-green.


    James Huneker

British Dictionary definitions for nile green

Nile green


  1. a pale bluish-green colour
  2. (as adjective)a Nile-green dress
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