from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of green tinged with brown


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  • The brown-green swamp water mixes with the blood, turning the water black.

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  • In the late nineteenth century, Juliet Corson, the famed founder of The New York Cooking School, said that following such instructions yielded brown-green masses of fiber with no taste or nutritional value.

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  • Also, the field behind the iPad's type has a blue hue that's a bit harsher on the eyes than the brown-green tinge of the Kindle's.

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  • The goop is a brown-green, and it delivers a putrid-looking earth tone to the yarn, but in a magic moment of oxidization, this color suddenly explodes into electric blue.

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  • They were the same odd shade of brown-green, or green-brown, at certain angles appearing green and, at others, brown.

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  • I couldn't see anything, but then, eventually, I spotted a tiny jutting brown-green tip.

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  • AU troops in brown-green camouflage, some wounded and barefoot, carrying belongings including a refrigerator and computer, were being ferried out by helicopter to safety, while Sudanese troops stood in combat positions nearby.

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  • A shadow cut her face in half, and a single brown-green eye, glimmering in the sun, was searching me in a way she never had.


  • If it were a fabric, it would be heavy, dark brown-green velvet with golden ornaments depicting intricate heraldic flowers.

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  • America's wars have become up-country affairs, and the big ships of our blue-water Navy are not quite adapted to brown-green waters where today's conflicts are likely to take place.

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