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olive drab

noun, plural olive drabs for 3.
1.
a deep olive color.
2.
woolen cloth of this color, used especially for U.S. Army uniforms.
3.
a military uniform made from this cloth.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • As she has been known to say, olive drab runs in her veins.
  • Wear drab colors such as khaki, camouflage or olive drab.
British Dictionary definitions for olive drab

olive drab

noun (US)
1.
  1. a dull but fairly strong greyish-olive colour
  2. (as adjective): an olive-drab jacket
2.
cloth or clothes in this colour, esp the uniform of the US Army OD
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