olive drab
noun Date: 1878 1. a grayish olive 2. a. a wool or cotton fabric of an olive drab color b. a uniform of this fabric

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  • olive drab — n. 1. any of various shades of greenish brown, much used as a camouflage color in the armed forces 2. woolen cloth dyed this color and used for uniforms by the U.S. Army 3. [pl.] a uniform of this cloth olive drab adj …   English World dictionary

  • olive drab — adjective dark gray green in color, like many military uniforms …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • olive drab — noun 1. a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown • Syn: ↑drab • Hypernyms: ↑olive 2. military uniform of the United States Army; made from cloth of a dull olive color • Syn: ↑olive drab uniform • …   Useful english dictionary

  • olive-drab — adjective of a light brownish green color • Syn: ↑drab • Similar to: ↑chromatic * * * olive drabˈ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑olive …   Useful english dictionary

  • olive-drab — colorful colorful adj. 1. having striking color. Opposite of {colorless}. Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot}; {deep, rich}; {flaming}; {fluorescent, glowing}; {prismatic}; {psychedelic}; {red, ruddy, flushed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • olive drab — 1. noun a) A greyish green colour, like that of a ripe green olive. b) Cloth of an olive drab colour, used often for military uniforms. 2. adjective Of a greyish green colour, like that of a ripe green olive …   Wiktionary

  • olive-drab — See olive drab. * * * …   Universalium

  • olive drab — noun (U) especially AmE a greyish green colour, used especially in military uniforms olive drab adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • olive drab — ol′ive drab′ n. 1) a deep olive color 2) tex woolen cloth of this color, used esp. for military uniforms 3) mil Usu., olive drabs. a military uniform made from this cloth • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • olive drab — pl. olive drabs for 3. 1. a deep olive color. 2. woolen cloth of this color, used esp. for U.S. Army uniforms. 3. a military uniform made from this cloth. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

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