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olivaceous

[ol-uh-vey-shuh s] /ˌɒl əˈveɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
of a deep shade of green; olive.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < Neo-Latin olīvāceus, equivalent to Latin olīv(a) olive + -āceus -aceous
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Examples from the web for olivaceous
  • Adults tawny to gray or olivaceous dorsally, lighter ventrally.
  • Adults gray to olivaceous dorsally, white ventrally.
  • In some situations, the species may appear much darker and olivaceous on the dorsal surface.
  • Head sharply bi-colored, light below, olivaceous above.
  • Body tan to olivaceous, darker above, and often white on belly.
British Dictionary definitions for olivaceous

olivaceous

/ˌɒlɪˈveɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of an olive colour
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