olivaceous
adjective Date: 1776 olive 1

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  • Olivaceous — Ol i*va ceous, a. [L. oliva olive.] Resembling the olive; of the color of the olive; olive green. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • olivaceous — [äl΄ə vā′shəs] adj. [ModL olivaceus: see OLIVE & ACEOUS] of or like the olive; esp., olive green …   English World dictionary

  • olivaceous — adj. [L. oliva, olive] Resembling or having the color of olive green …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • olivaceous — /ol euh vay sheuhs/, adj. of a deep shade of green; olive. [1770 80; < NL olivaceus, equiv. to L oliv(a) OLIVE + aceus ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • olivaceous — adjective Having the color of a green olive …   Wiktionary

  • olivaceous — olive coloured Colour Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • olivaceous — adj. olive colored; of green color like the olive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • olivaceous — [ˌɒlɪ veɪʃəs] adjective technical olive green …   English new terms dictionary

  • olivaceous — ol·i·va·ceous …   English syllables

  • olivaceous — ol•i•va•ceous [[t]ˌɒl əˈveɪ ʃəs[/t]] adj. of a deep shade of green; olive • Etymology: 1770–80; < NL olīvāceus= L olīv(a) olive+ āceus aceous …   From formal English to slang

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