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[ol-iv-green] /ˈɒl ɪvˈgrin/
noun, adjective
green with a yellowish or brownish tinge.
Origin of olive-green
1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They are gray-brown to olive-green on top with off-white undersides, and they have heavily serrated, triangular teeth.
  • Rooms done in the green tea and plum palette contain two comfortable chairs upholstered in olive-green crushed velvet.
  • Males have a bright yellow head, dark green back, and an olive-green belly.
  • olive-green bottles usually stored alcoholic beverages.
  • Curly leaf pondweed has distinctly wavy-edged, crispy olive-green to reddish-brown leaves.
  • Uniformly olive-green, reddish-brown, or tan to chocolate-brown.
  • The cleft shape of the bird's tail is echoed in the fall of the orchid's petals and by the olive-green sepals encasing the bud.

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