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Nile green

pale bluish green.
Origin of Nile green
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • I wore my nile-green silk, which I am afraid showed off my splendid coat of tan only too well.

  • Will you, please, tie this bow of nile-green velvet about my neck?

    The House With Sixty Closets Frank Samuel Child
  • “There will be no nile-green dress and golden slippers,” she whispered.

    Hour of Enchantment Roy J. Snell
  • I've arranged the tea; dainty nile-green cakes from Gunter's, and chocolates and cigarettes.

    Miss Million's Maid Bertha Ruck
  • She was clothed in a filmy thing of nile-green that floated around her as clouds float about a mountain peak.

    Hour of Enchantment Roy J. Snell
  • The steam had cleared away, and now showed a rocky and wooded scene, the trees sky-blue, the rocks a nile-green.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • With your perky paradoxes, and your talk of "crinkled ox-eyes," and of books in "nile-green skin."

  • And Mary told me once that nile-green had been her favorite color until she lost her complexion.

    Black Oxen Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • In her hand the Queen carried a little volume, bound in nile-green skin, powdered with gold heraldic roses.

    House of Torment Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • It was one of those clear, nile-green sunrises whose lucent depths go back a million miles or so; and my spirit followed on wings.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for nile-green

Nile green

  1. a pale bluish-green colour
  2. (as adjective): a Nile-green dress
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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