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olive brown

noun
    1. a dull yellowish-brown to yellowish-green colour
    2. (as adjective)an olive-brown coat
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Examples from the Web for olive brown

Historical Examples

  • It contained five olive-brown eggs which were near to hatching.

    The Swan and Her Crew

    George Christopher Davies

  • The colour is coppery or an olive-brown, varying with the altitude.

  • The olive-brown robe of one saint is balanced by the rich red of the other.

  • These specimens are olive-brown above with cream-colored spots on the flanks; the dorsal tail-fin does not extend onto the body.

  • In living individuals the dorsal ground color varies from pale brown to gray with dark brown or olive-brown markings.