olive green


: a greenish olive

Examples of olive green in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sleek style complemented the off-the-shoulder neckline of her olive green gown by Canadian label Greta Constantine. Can't get enough of PEOPLE's Royals coverage? Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 20 Feb. 2024 Covered in olive green velvet, these chairs are not only comfortable but beautiful to look at. Claire Rutter, Rolling Stone, 12 Feb. 2024 The Climbing Vine rug has been refreshed with an olive green background bordered by chartreuse tendrils. Jo Rodgers Jameson Montgomery Roxanne Fequiere Emilia Petrarca Kate Guadagnino Sophie Bew, New York Times, 8 Feb. 2024 Colors include navy blue, olive green, electric blue, taupe and black. Kyle Roderick, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Renteria suggests dark, muted colors like charcoal, olive green, mocha, or rust. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Jan. 2024 One of the images featured a close-up look of a white cake topped with an olive green and floral layer. Megan Stein, Peoplemag, 22 Jan. 2024 Mustard, rust and olive green are also excellent choices for a warm-toned wardrobe. Maeghan Dolph, Fox News, 21 Jan. 2024 The fridge is a modern replica made by Northstar, which specializes in vintage-looking appliances in historical colors from candy apple red to olive green. Andrea Darr, Kansas City Star, 30 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1699, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of olive green was in 1699

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“Olive green.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/olive%20green. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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