andover green


an·​do·​ver green
often capitalized A
: a grayish olive green that is greener and paler than average ivy green and yellower and paler than bronze green

Word History


probably from Andover, Massachusetts

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of andover green was in 1912

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“Andover green.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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