Definition of Olivaceous

1. a. Resembling the olive; of the color of the olive; olive- green.



Definition of Olivaceous

1. Adjective. Having the color of a green olive. ¹

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Definition of Olivaceous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Olivaceous

olio
olios
oliphant
oliphants
oliphaunt
oliphaunts
olisboi
olisbos
olisboses
olitiau
olitories
olitory
oliva
oliva inferior
oliva superior
olivaceous (current term)
olivaceous-umber
olivanic
olivanic acid
olivary
olivary body
olivary eminence
olivaster
olive
olive-backed oriole
olive-brown
olive-drab
olive-drab uniform
olive-like
olive-tipped catheter

Literary usage of Olivaceous

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1. Psyche by Cambridge Entomological Club (1893)
"Upper side of abdomen pale olivaceous ; under side of thorax, abdomen, and legs pale ... The green ; the fringes evenly checked with darker olivaceous. ..."

2. Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and Their Eggs by Henry Leonard Meyer (1848)
"olivaceous CRAKE. CREX PUSILLA. THE olivaceous Crake is a rare visitant in Great Britain, more so than the preceding species. It seems to have obtained the ..."

3. Transactions of the American Entomological Society by American Entomological Society (1869)
"Collar" pale grey edged with olivaceous behind. Tegulae pale grey. ... Primaries pale grey, the marks and line accompanied by olivaceous shadings. ..."

4. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1840)
"... felen of the ancient British. uil olivaceous tinned with black ; yellowish beneath with a brownish black m;irk, somewhat in the form of an irregular Y; ..."

5. Manual of the Vertebrates of the Northern United States: Including the by David Starr Jordan (1878)
"Snout broad, depressed, the length of the cleft of the mouth being about half the length of the head; color olivaceous; head 3-J- in length; D. 8; A. 8; ..."

6. Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, Or, Coloured Figures and Descriptions of by Robert Kaye Greville (1828)
"... some shade of yellow, changing in age to n reddish or olivaceous colour, solid, white and spongy within. Annulus always present, spreading, ..."

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