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Lincoln green

noun
1.
an olive-green color.
2.
British Obsolete. a forester's outfit, perhaps of bright green:
clad in Lincoln green.
Origin of Lincoln green
1500-1510
1500-10; so called from the color of a fabric originally made in Lincoln, England
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  • I warrant he had silver buttons to his Lincoln green, but they be torn off.

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford
  • The ballads always described Robin and his merry men as dressed in green, “Lincoln green.”

  • Lincoln green was an older cloth of pure English manufacture.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End Robert Naylor and John Naylor
British Dictionary definitions for Lincoln green

Lincoln green

noun
1.
  1. a yellowish-green or brownish-green colour
  2. (as adjective): a Lincoln-green suit
2.
a cloth of this colour
Word Origin
C16: so named after a green fabric formerly made at Lincoln, England
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