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old gold

  1. a color ranging in hue from medium yellow to light olive brown.
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Origin of old gold

First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for old gold

Historical Examples

  • The diagonals and transverse arches are colored in old-gold.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals

    Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

  • Fat Reuben's little chubby girl came, with golden face and old-gold hair, faithful and solemn.

  • There were two rockers, besides one easy-chair, covered with old-gold plush—also an extravagance.

    The Shoulders of Atlas

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

  • They present a most delightful combination of color in their old-gold centers, violet rays, and rather pale foliage.

  • The groundwork was purple, covered all over with conventional palm-leaf in old-gold color; the lining was red.

    Hawthorne and His Circle

    Julian Hawthorne

British Dictionary definitions for old gold

old gold

    1. a dark yellow colour, sometimes with a brownish tinge
    2. (as adjective)an old-gold carpet
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