olive green


Definition of olive green

: a greenish olive

Examples of olive green in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her office is a bath of earth tones, of terra cotta and olive green, with soft natural lighting and a low bookcase behind her. Nina Metz, chicagotribune.com, "Life is stressful. On the quest to find TV shows that calm the nerves.," 9 Dec. 2020 There are Cyber Monday Lululemon specials on men’s gear too this year, including this fleece and wool hoodie in an almost-black, almost-olive green hue. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "Lululemon is slashing prices during its Cyber Monday sale," 30 Nov. 2020 Keeping with coronavirus precautions, both wore face masks — an olive green one for Harry and a blue-and-white striped covering for Meghan. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "All About Meghan Markle's Cute and Affordable Striped Face Mask from Black-Owned Brand," 25 Aug. 2020 The color palette shifted from the beige and olive green of roadside scrub to charcoal trunks and scorched leaves in shades of orange, an uncanny simulacrum of autumn. David Maurice Smith, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Great Koala Rescue Operation," 10 June 2020 In the library, an olive green tufted sofa inspired by an Edward Wormley original in the designer’s own home is an unexpected choice. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "This Sonoma Home by Ken Fulk Is Packed with Dramatic Touches," 18 Sep. 2020 On three different occasions this month, Holmes has stepped out wearing Le Monde Beryl’s venetian mule in an olive green satin. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Katie Holmes Can’t Stop Wearing These Fall Flats," 17 Sep. 2020 Indeed the olive green coat, with its furry collar and cuffs and a pleated back, is the film’s biggest fashion legacy. Irina Grechko, refinery29.com, "Inside The Vulnerable Rock And Roll Style Of Penny Lane," 14 Sep. 2020 Meghan, 39, paired her accessory with a white blouse and olive green shorts while Harry, 35, sported a white polo, shorts and a casual baseball cap for the outing in Los Angeles. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "All About Meghan Markle's Cute and Affordable Striped Face Mask from Black-Owned Brand," 25 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of olive green

1699, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of olive green was in 1699

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20 Dec 2020

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“Olive green.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/olive%20green. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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