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sea green

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noun
  1. a clear, light, bluish green.
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Origin of sea green

First recorded in 1590–1600
Related formssea-green, adjective
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Related Words for sea-green

aquamarine, color, mineral, blue-green, sea-green

Examples from the Web for sea-green

Contemporary Examples of sea-green

Historical Examples of sea-green

  • The brown bunch was Helen, but did you catch sight of a sea-green and salmon bunch?

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • I spoke of it in the church—the silver and sea-green that turned his head.

    The Nebuly Coat

    John Meade Falkner

  • It's a mercy that you turn pink with fright, not green like the sea-green Robespierre.

    We Two

    Edna Lyall

  • "He supports you," suggested Madame, glancing at the sea-green crêpe.

  • Seen from the rim, a narrow margin of the water along the walls is sea-green.

    Your National Parks

    Enos A. Mills


British Dictionary definitions for sea-green

sea green

noun
    1. a moderate green colour, sometimes with a bluish or yellowish tinge
    2. (as adjective)a sea-green carpet
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Word Origin and History for sea-green

n.

as a color, 1590s, from sea + green (adj.). As an adjective from c.1600.

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