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Lincoln green

an olive-green color.
British Obsolete. a forester's outfit, perhaps of bright green:
clad in Lincoln green.
Origin of Lincoln green
1500-10; so called from the color of a fabric originally made in Lincoln, England Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They were all shouting gaily, and the stream was bright with their scarlet cloaks, lincoln-green jerkins, and gold embroidery.

    Master Skylark John Bennett
  • Robin was clothed in a gay scarlet dress and his men wore their mantles of lincoln-green cloth.

    Robin Hood Paul Creswick
British Dictionary definitions for lincoln-green

Lincoln green

  1. a yellowish-green or brownish-green colour
  2. (as adjective): a Lincoln-green suit
a cloth of this colour
Word Origin
C16: so named after a green fabric formerly made at Lincoln, England
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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