nile green
noun Usage: often capitalized N Etymology: Nile River, Africa Date: 1871 a pale yellow green

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  • Nile green — n. yellowish green Nile green adj …   English World dictionary

  • Nile green — Nile′ green′ n. pale bluish green • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • nile green — noun see nile * * * pale bluish green. [1885 90] * * * Nile green /nīl grēn/ noun A very pale green colour, thought of as the colour of the River Nile * * * Nile green, a pale bluish green color. * * * n. a pale bluish green …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nile green — (or Nile blue) noun a pale bluish green. Origin C19: suggested by Fr. eau de Nil (see eau de Nil) …   English new terms dictionary

  • Nile green — 1. noun (colour) a yellowish green colour. 2. adjective (colour) of a yellowish green colour …   Wiktionary

  • Nile green — /naɪl ˈgrin/ (say nuyl green) noun a pale bluish green colour …   Australian English dictionary

  • Nile green — pale bluish green. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • bright nile green — noun Usage: often capitalized N : a brilliant yellowish green that is greener and paler than average Paris green …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nile — n. & adj. (in full Nile blue, Nile green) pale greenish blue or green. Etymology: the river Nile in NE Africa * * * ˈnīl esp before pause or consonant īəl noun or nile green ( s) Usage: often capitalized N Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • green — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. immature; inexperienced; new, recent; pale, wan. See color, newness, youth, credulity. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Of the color green] Syn. greenish, virid, virescent. Hues of green include: emerald …   English dictionary for students

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