olivaceous

[ol-uh-vey-shuhs]
adjective
of a deep shade of green; olive.

Origin:
1770–80; < Neo-Latin olīvāceus, equivalent to Latin olīv(a) olive + -āceus -aceous

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olivaceous (ˌɒlɪˈveɪʃəs)
 
adj
of an olive colour

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Example sentences
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.
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