olive drab


noun, plural olive drabs for 3.

a deep olive color.
woolen cloth of this color, used especially for U.S. Army uniforms.
a military uniform made from this cloth.

Origin of olive drab

First recorded in 1895–1900
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olive drab


noun US

  1. a dull but fairly strong greyish-olive colour
  2. (as adjective)an olive-drab jacket
cloth or clothes in this colour, esp the uniform of the US ArmyAbbreviation: OD
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