pea green


: a moderate yellow green

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The blushing pink of magnolia bushes, the fiery red and sunny yellow of rows of tulips, the crisp pea green of fresh blades of grass. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, 4 May 2021 With a motif of peacocks and flowering trees in pea green, mustard and turquoise, this beach towel brings eclectic, retro vibes to the seashore or neighborhood pool. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, 1 Apr. 2021 The bloom affects Toledo to the islands, contaminating drinking water, and turning it pea green. Mary Kilpatrick,, 19 July 2019 Recently at this quiet time-warp of a hairdresser’s — one of the oldest in the city — mirrors on just about every wall reflect pea green walls and dark wood accents. René A. Guzman,, 26 June 2019 Simmons explained how to keep peas green until Christmas and how to dry peaches. Keith Stavely And Kathleen Fitzgerald, Smithsonian, 12 Jan. 2018 John Lennon bought a 1972 model in pea green, foregoing the faux-ash paneling. Ash Carter, Town & Country, 3 Apr. 2013 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1752, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pea green was in 1752

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“Pea green.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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