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Olive drab   /ˈɑləv dræb/   Listen
Olive drab

noun
1.
A dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown.  Synonym: drab.
2.
Military uniform of the United States Army; made from cloth of a dull olive color.  Synonym: olive-drab uniform.
3.
A cloth of an olive-brown color used for military uniforms.






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"Olive drab" Quotes from Famous Books



... clothes, with portentous news written on his face. He paused in annoyance at the sight of a second figure standing with back turned at the window. Then Samson wheeled, and the two men recognized each other. They had met before only when one was in olive drab; the other in jeans and butternut. At recognition, Callomb's face fell, ...
— The Call of the Cumberlands • Charles Neville Buck



Words linked to "Olive drab" :   olive, military machine, textile, military, war machine, armed services, armed forces, material, fabric, cloth, military uniform



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