olive drab

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noun,plural olive drabs for 3.
  1. a deep olive color.

  2. woolen cloth of this color, used especially for U.S. Army uniforms.

  1. a military uniform made from this cloth.

Origin of olive drab

First recorded in 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for olive drab

olive drab

    • a dull but fairly strong greyish-olive colour

    • (as adjective): an olive-drab jacket

  1. cloth or clothes in this colour, esp the uniform of the US Army: Abbreviation: OD

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