kelly green

noun, often capitalized K
kel·​ly green | \ˈke-lē- \

Definition of kelly green 

: a strong yellowish green

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Sarah Ferguson, aka Fergie, the Duchess of York also donned kelly green for the ceremony. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "All the Details You Missed About Princess Eugenie's Bridal Look," 12 Oct. 2018 Lurie said the Eagles have intensified their quest to get the NFL to allow teams to wear two sets of helmets, which would pave the way for his team to wear their traditional kelly green uniforms on occasion. Les Bowen,, "Jeffrey Lurie says he's awed by expressions of emotion from Eagles fans since Super Bowl," 27 Mar. 2018 Lurie does not want to wear the kelly green uniforms with their normal midnight green helmets, and the league does not allow for multiple helmets. Zach Berman,, "What did Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, and Doug Pederson say at the NFL Annual Meeting? | Early Birds," 28 Mar. 2018 Jackson packed only one suit for the trip—a kelly green Gucci arrangement. Robert Klemko,, "Draft Notes: For Lamar Jackson and the Ravens, the Wait Was Worth It," 27 Apr. 2018 The artist uses bright colors (hot pink, kelly green), confectionary sights and smells (cakes, frosting, oversize Candy Land props), and signifiers of American prosperity (palm trees, a ceramic Louis Vuitton purse) to lure in her audience. Kerry Cardoza, Chicago Reader, "The American dream, in frosting: the art of Yvette Mayorga," 25 Apr. 2018 Amid a sea of kelly green saturating City Hall March 9 for the annual Irish flag raising, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, resplendent in royal blue, was a surprise guest. Catherine Bigelow, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF’s March Madness has a distinct Irish flavor," 20 Mar. 2018 The same yellow hue covers exposed ductwork running across the ceiling, dead ending into a side wall, the top half of which is painted kelly green, the bottom half white. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Haitian food at Caribbean Cafe will transport your taste buds to the small island," 4 Apr. 2018 What are the chances Eagles come out of the tunnel opening night wearing kelly green jerseys and helmets? Zach Berman,, "What did Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, and Doug Pederson say at the NFL Annual Meeting? | Early Birds," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of kelly green

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kelly green

from the common Irish name Kelly; from the association of Ireland with the color green

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