killarney

noun, often capitalized K
kil·​lar·​ney | \ kə̇ˈlärnē, -lȧn-, -ni \
variants: or killarney green
plural -s

Definition of killarney

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a moderate yellowish green to green that is stronger than Gretna green

Killarney

adjective
Kil·​lar·​ney | \ kə̇ˈlärnē, -lȧn-, -ni \

Definition of Killarney (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or constituting mountain-making movements near the end of the Proterozoic era

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for killarney

Noun

from Killarney, district in County Kerry, Ireland

Adjective

from Killarney mountains, Ontario, Canada

Learn More About killarney

Dictionary Entries Near killarney

kill

killarney

Killarney

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for killarney

Cite this Entry

“Killarney.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/killarney. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!