Lincoln green

noun

1
: a woolen of Lincoln green formerly worn by foresters
2
or lincoln green : a moderate olive green that is yellower and paler than forest green (see forest green sense 2), yellower, lighter, and slightly stronger than cypress and greener and slightly duller than holly green (see holly green sense 2)

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“Lincoln green.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lincoln%20green. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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