from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A strong yellowish green.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bright green colour.


From the name Kelly.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Related to the Irish name Kelly. (Wiktionary)


  • A skinny middle-aged man in a kelly green suit, open-necked lime green shirt, and stacked-heel oxblood patent oxfords sat in the middle of it, tuning an electric guitar.

    Over the Edge

  • The Drelb's glutinous bulk faded from rose to yellow, and developed bright kelly green stripes.



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  • The colour for which there is a three-year waiting list.

    April 12, 2008