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bottle green

a deep green.
Origin of bottle green
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bottle-green, adjective Unabridged
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  • "bottle-green, with brass buttons," murmured Tommy, and therewith fell into a reverie.

    The Land of Lost Toys Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • Not a break appeared in the wall of bottle-green that was the forest at their back.

    The Phantom Violin Roy J. Snell
  • Mrs. —— was looking beautiful in a bottle-green suiting, collared with skunk, but a little thin, I thought.

  • It had a bottle-green body and silver wings that glistened like glass in the sun.

    Gypsy Flight Roy J. Snell
  • Indifferently the bottle-green, mountainous waves came rolling.

    Atlantis Gerhart Hauptmann
  • It was a bottle-green coat, with large mother-o'-pearl buttons and three coachman's capes; and there were leggings to match.

    Last Words Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • When his work was finished, the Farmer paid him at once; and the good dame added half a cheese, and a bottle-green coat.

    The Land of Lost Toys Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • You may know him by his bottle-green head, which bears a crest, black back, and white wings.

    Birds in Flight W. P. Pycraft
  • And, to complete the picture at that moment over the bottle-green waters a long ripple ran like a long green serpent.

    The Phantom Violin Roy J. Snell
  • He was an elderly gentleman with a large bald head; he wore spectacles and a bottle-green coat with brass buttons.

    Jack Harkaway in New York Bracebridge Hemyng
British Dictionary definitions for bottle-green

bottle green

noun, adjective
  1. a dark green colour
  2. (as adjective): a bottle-green car
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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