Lincoln green ExamplesWord Origin noun
- an olive-green color.
- British Obsolete. a forester’s outfit, perhaps of bright green: clad in Lincoln green.
Origin of Lincoln green 1500–10; so called from the color of a fabric originally made in Lincoln, England Examples from the Web for lincoln green Historical Examples of lincoln green
They were all shouting gaily, and the stream was bright with their scarlet cloaks, Lincoln-green jerkins, and gold embroidery.
Robin was clothed in a gay scarlet dress and his men wore their mantles of Lincoln-green cloth.
British Dictionary definitions for lincoln green Lincoln green noun
- a yellowish-green or brownish-green colour
- (as adjective)a Lincoln-green suit
- a cloth of this colour
Word Origin for Lincoln green C16: so named after a green fabric formerly made at Lincoln, England