olive green


Definition of olive green

: a greenish olive

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There was the bold blue stripes for Wimbledon, the olive green shade for Prince Louis’ christening, and the sleek black dress for her RAF Centenary appearance. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's House of Nonie Dusky Pink Trench Is a Throwback to Her Former Style," 17 July 2018 While the 46-year-old actor was snapped driving to rehab on Wednesday, Sexton was spotted on the beaches of Malibu rocking an olive green bikini and enjoying a relaxing a day in the sun. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "Lindsay Shookus' breakup from Ben Affleck was reportedly 'very hard': 'She had to let him hit bottom'," 25 Aug. 2018 Harry played along with the Irish theme, wearing an olive green tie. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "All the details on Duchess Meghan's week of flawless fashion," 12 July 2018 The expectant mom wore a chic olive green Brandon Maxwell dress and a pair of Princess Diana's earrings, already nailing her maternity style. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Was So Nervous Talking About Meghan Markle's Pregnancy For The First Time," 16 Oct. 2018 This morning, Kate Middleton emerged from a Jaguar in an olive green Fjällräven jacket, Zara jeans, and a pair of 14-year-old Penelope Chilvers boots. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Kate Middleton Is Officially Back on Royal Duty, and Charming the World Again," 2 Oct. 2018 The outfit included a variety of hues, ranging from lavender to burgundy to olive green, all intermixed with swirls of white for a very artsy vibe. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Justin Bieber Wears Multicolored Tracksuit on a Date With Hailey Baldwin," 16 Sep. 2018 Monday Meghan opted again for color at Prince Louis' christening wearing an olive green Ralph Lauren dress. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Trusted Friend/Stylist Advised on Her Ireland Wardrobe," 11 July 2018 For the private ceremony at St. James' Palace, the Duchess of Sussex wore a monochrome olive green look by Ralph Lauren. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears Custom Dior to the RAF 100th Anniversary Celebrations," 10 July 2018

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1699, in the meaning defined above

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