from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shade of green resembling that of the leaves of the leek; a dull-bluish green.


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  • Henna stains white hair orange red; and the Persians apply after it a paste of indigo leaves, the result is successively leek-green, emerald-green, bottle-green and lastly lamp-black.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He was playing with a little black bitch, disgustingly fat, wrapping her up in a leek-green scarf and teasing her with a half-loaf of bread which he had put on the couch; and when from sheer nausea, she refused it, he crammed it down her throat.


  • White and bright meeting, and falling upon a full black, become dark blue; dark blue mingling with white becomes a light blue; the union of flame-colour and black makes leek-green.


  • But the moment she turned round, she espied a small door over which hung a soft portière, of leek-green colour, bestrewn with embroidered flowers.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • “But make one of peach-red too and then one of leek-green.”

    Hung Lou Meng

  • On a movable bed was hung a leek-green gauze curtain, ornamented with double embroideries, representing flowers, plants and insects.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • Her gaze was further struck by the peach-red stiff silk jacket she had on, brocaded with all sorts of flowers and lined with ermine, by her leek-green wadded jupe, artistically ornamented with coils of gold thread, and by the bluish satin and grey squirrel pelisse she was wrapped in.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • A varied and attractive picture this, with the turquoise-blue of the deep water, the purple and leek-green tints of the shoaly and sandy little port, and the tawny shore dotted by six distinct palm-tufts.

    The Land of Midian

  • The next feature was Npunga Bay, low and leek-green, between the blue-brown water, here some 700 yards broad, and the yellow sun-burnt trough-sides.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • Prasiolite is a leek-green quartz, blessed of Fertility cults.

    The Lore of Gloranthan Gems and Near-Gems by Martin R. Crim Part II


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