olive green


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n olive green a color that is lighter and greener than olive
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Olive green a dark brownish green, like the color of the olive.
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In literature:

Rich, olive-skinned faces they have, and hair either gloomy or brassy, and caressing voices with the lisp of Bethnal Green.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
The upper parts of its plumage are olive green; the lower portions are golden yellow.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
Young shoots reddish or purplish olive-green deepening to a dark copper bronze.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
The six to nine eggs are pale olive green in color.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Your face was never lily fair, but it is olive green now.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Even Oliver Brunei's friendly Saint Bernard had grown to monstrous size, turned pale green, and grown large yellow fangs.
"Subjectivity" by Norman Spinrad
Gray-green trees in the distance indicated a district of olive orchards.
"A Trip to the Orient" by Robert Urie Jacob
And along the coast on their right lay a gray-green sea of foliage where the olive groves lined the shore.
"Command" by William McFee
Petals olive green, shaded in a darker hue, and tipped with purple.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
With official pompousness the big, olive-green truck rolled out from the Base.
"Human Error" by Raymond F. Jones
Material for winter wear is olive-green wool; for summer it is cotton and may be olive green or khaki.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
He had recognized M. Lenormand's olive-green frock-coat.
"813" by Maurice Leblanc
She was dressed in olive-green silk.
"The Setons" by O. Douglas
Minerva stitched the pattern of a green olive tree on the tapestry she was embroidering.
"Wonder Stories" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
The colour of most of the plants in this sub-order is some shade of olive, but several of them turn to green in drying.
"Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils" by Peter Gray
One large specimen was of an olive green, barred with black.
"The Sea and the Jungle" by H. M. Tomlinson
There are splendid piles of salted black olives, and huge bowls of green salted olives.
"Sea and Sardinia" by D. H. Lawrence
The atelier was hung with olive green burlap and covered with an artistic litter of sketches.
"Mrs. Balfame" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Nearby the rich olive orchards of John Fry stretch out like silken flags of green.
"Picturesque Pala" by George Wharton James

In poetry:

The olives are as green in grove
As in the days the poets bless,
When Pallas with Poseidon strove
To be the City's Patroness.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
I stretch'd him by the olive tree,
Where his death, there his grave should be;
The place was a thrice hallowed spot,
There had he drawn his golden lot
Of immortality; 'twas blest,
A green and holy place of rest.
"The Troubadour. Canto 3" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
The delicate Lily may gracefully mount,
And the Pink all her charms with the Rainbow recount;
Green, green is the Olive on ALBION'S brow,
And the Lily and Pink to the Olive must bow!
Bloom on the day,
Thou Olive gay, &c.
"The Olive Of Peace" by James Henry Leigh Hunt
And slowly, sadly, mov'd his plumes,
Glittering athwart the leafy glooms:
He pass'd the pale green olives by,
Nor won the chestnut flowers his eye;
But when to that sole Palm he came,
Then shot a rapture through his frame!
"The Palm-Tree" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Where the Tuscan olives whiten in the hot blue day,
I would hide me from the heat in a little hut of gray,
While the singing of the husbandman should scale my lattice green
From the golden rows of barley that the poppies blaze between.
"Where Love Is" by Amelia Josephine Burr
The place is fair and tranquil, Judaea’s cloudless sky
Smiles down on distant mountain, on glade and valley nigh,
And odorous winds bring fragrance from palm-tops darkly green,
And olive trees whose branches wave softly o’er the scene.
"The Garden Of Gethsemane" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

Extra-virgin olive oil as needed, salt and pepper 2 cups mizuna greens.
The great troop train, a quarter-mile of olive green carriages, rolled out of the depot and into the storm.
Veal is quite mild and goes very well with green olives, which give it a little kick.
A thin crust pizza topped with bacon and green olive s inspired by Chicago's Marie's Pizza.
Black & Green Olive Tapenade.
Nicoise olives, pitted 1 c. Small green French olives (Picholine), pitted ¼ c. Oven-dried tomatoes, drained, recipe follows 1 T. Capers 1 garlic clove 1 anchovy fillet ½ T.
Green Salad with Grapefruit, Fennel and Olives.
You can get a cheeseburger, a Guinness burger and a martini burger (with Vermouth-tossed tomatoes and green olives).
Slice green or black olives.
The youngsters, students at Tejeda Middle School, eagerly pluck green and purple olives from the trees and plunk them into white plastic colanders.
Oliver Perez will start on Saturday vs the Tigers and be followed by Hisanori Takahashi, Nelson Figueroa and likely two of three from Sean Green, Bobby Parnell and Jenrry Mejia.
The fragrance of Rosemary -Garlic Chicken spiked with zesty green olives will entice hungry guests into your kitchen.
If I wanted to mix it up, I'd throw in some navy or olive green.
Feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes, green olives, and onions.
Green cabbage, thinly sliced ½ cup lime juice ½ cup olive oil 2 Tbsps.