from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rather yellowish green of high chroma but somewhat reduced luminosity, having a rich effect.


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  • Avery's head trembled as he pushed a scrawny finger tip along the edges of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette clippings he'd pasted onto parrot-green card stock.

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  • For the first time they could see vegetation growing, low and scrubby at first, and then a thick parrot-green jungle rising from the battered ground.

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  • In a large cage was a parrot-green bird with a touch of red on his tail.

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  • A heavy woolen pea coat had replaced his frock coat, and a parrot-green bandanna hung at a jaunty angle around his neck.

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  • He wore a sorcerer's cape-yellowed celestial secrets on a field of sidereal blue-over a vest shirt of some reddish leather which Amanda could not identify; trousers, he wore none but rather a parrot-green loincloth; his feet were sandaled; about his forehead was tied a narrow band of giraffe skin; in one bejeweled hand he held a primitive clay flute.

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  • Horses bred in famed Kamboja, fiery, parrot-green in hue,

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  • The strikers who weren't wearing their work uniforms were decked out in green-and-yellow Bafana Bafana team shirts or the parrot-green jackets given out to FIFA volunteers. Top headlines

  • The photo shows a parrot-green painted cabinet that's part of Century Furniture's Oscar de la Renta collection.



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