American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Olive-green.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In zoology and botany, of an olive-green color; olive-green.
- Applied to complexion, of a dull tawny color, with a greenish tinge in the shadows.
- adj. Having the color of a green olive.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Resembling the olive; of the color of the olive; olive-green.
“Fundulus notatus and F. olivaceous, are they separate species?”
“Thallus thin and inconspicuous, or becoming thick and more prominent, composed of rounded and often crowded or even heaped granules, these frequently compacted into a continuous or scattered, verrucose and often chinky, green-gray to olivaceous crust; apothecia small to large, 0.6 to”
“The = gills = are adnate, sometimes decurrent by a little tooth, rather crowded, narrow, whitish, then dull yellow, and becoming dark from the spores, purplish to olivaceous.”
“The flesh, which is white when young, changes to greenish yellow and finally brownish, with usually an olivaceous tinge, as the spores ripen.”
“-- "Above olivaceous, mixed with yellow grey; white below; sides of the body with yellowish-white lines formed of interrupted spots, the upper rows of which are joined to those of the opposite side by some transverse spots; ears reddish-brown”
“-- General colour fulvous olivaceous, paler beneath and with an ashy tinge; ears with a narrow margin of white (_Jerdon_.)”
“The eggs are regular ovals, with a pale-greenish ground, blotched and spotted with a somewhat olivaceous brown.”
“Very regular, slightly elongated ovals, with scarcely any gloss on them, the ground greenish white, but everywhere thickly streaked and mottled and freckled over, most thickly about the large end, with a dull pale slightly olivaceous brown intermingled with brownish, or in some specimens faintly purplish grey.”
“The single egg which it contained at the time of my finding it was a broad oval in shape, pale green, boldly blotched with blackish over spots of olive and olivaceous brown, mingled with linear markings of the same, under which there were small clouds and blotches of bluish grey.”
“The eggs, five in number, are of a pale greenish-white colour, spotted all over with olivaceous inky-brown spots and specks, increasing in size and forming a zone at the large end.”
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