khaki green

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

khaki +‎ green.

Noun[edit]

khaki green ‎(uncountable)

  1. A colour between khaki and green; light olive drab.
    • 2001, *Leila Aboulela, The Translator, page 61, ISBN 0435912070.
      Rae wore khaki-green. Khaki-green and khaki-brown were his favourite colours, his image.
    khaki green colour:    

Adjective[edit]

khaki green ‎(comparative more khaki green, superlative most khaki green)

  1. Of a khaki green colour.
    • 2003, Carol Deacon, The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Cake Decorating, page 80, ISBN 1589230868.
      Roll ⅓ oz (10 g) khaki green fondant into a ball and flatten it to make the cap.
    • 2009, Don Loffler, Still Holden Together, page 2oo, ISBN 1862548633.
      The trim number for the khaki green models was 1-201, and for the bronze green models, 2-201.
    • 2008, Dave Patterson, Green Island: Book 1, Greenways, page 302, ISBN 0969342462.
      The young man wore [...] a khaki-green t-shirt and shorts.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This colour was formerly called khaki by the military (especially British) with the light sandy brown colour now called khaki being distiguished as khaki drill. Khaki green is now more likely to be called olive drab in military usage.