Definition of Olive brown

1. Noun. A shade of brown tinged with green.

Generic synonyms: Brown, Brownness

Lexicographical Neighbors of Olive Brown

olivanic acid
olivary body
olivary eminence
olive-backed oriole
olive-drab uniform
olive-tipped catheter
olive-tree agaric
olive branch
olive branches
olive brown (current term)
olive drab
olive family
olive green
olive grove
olive groves
olive juice
olive oil
olive oils
olive ridley
olive tree
olive trees

Literary usage of Olive brown

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"Bill and feet brown, olive-brown; throat black-brown white-streaked; crop, belly, and vent white. Brazils. Female, T. Jamaicensis, Lath. ..."

2. The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher by Robert Ridgway (1907)
"Above plain olive-brown (varying from nearly hair brown to between broccoli brown and raw-umber) ; ° a conspicuous orbital ring and loral region pale buff, ..."

3. Psyche by Cambridge Entomological Club (1893)
"The outer member of this geminate line near the inner margin expands into a dark olive-brown spot, accentuated externally by a silvery white mark and ..."

4. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1885)
"General colour above nearly uniform olive-brown, the feathers of the back slightly mottled with dusky centres ; lesser wing- coverts like the back ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"Color above lateral stripes olive brown. Interspaces light greenish. Spots of chestnut scales, with black edges and interspaces. ..."

6. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1877)
"... of the occiput and over the ear-coverts, forming there a black patch, feathers on nape of the neck and shoulders olive brown, almost black at the tips, ..."

7. Birds by Eugene William Oates, William Thomas Blanford (1889)
"Upper plumage olive-green ; the wings dark brown, the quills edged externally with rufescent olive-brown; tail and upper tail-coverts rufescent: lores and ..."

8. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1890)
"Back olive brown, with numerous lengthened buffy-white spots 21. ... Back olive brown with narrow whitish-yellow stripes on upper part 22. ..."

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