Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shade of green such as that of green or fresh peas. It is luminous but not very chromatic, not markedly yellowish nor bluish.

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

  • adj. of a moderate slightly yellowish-green color

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Examples

  • Two days after, when I looked at it again, the shepherdess's attire was changed -- she had on no longer the pea-green dress over the salmon, but a _salmon_ dress over a _pea-green_ slip.

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  • Esther Kläs/Peter Blum Gallery, New York Esther Kläs's 'All in' (2011) at Peter Blum Chelsea But the work of Ms. Klas (b. 1981) is more reductive and less traditionally crafted—assembled in something easy and light called aquaresin, which she then colors in a range of neutrals, from military pea-green to dark brown to off-white.

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  • Here and there that woods harlequin, the madrone, permitting itself to be caught in the act of changing its pea-green trunk to madder-red, breathed its fragrance into the air from great clusters of waxen bells.

    All Gold Cañon

  • There she is in a pea-green poncho and a Panama hat.

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  • The porch roof slices at a slight downward angle into a narrow, two-story, pea-green shoebox, which looks as if its solar-paneled lid is being lifted by an unseen hand.

    Houses of the Future

  • Olivier Theyskens Theyskens' Theory resort collection The most surprising of these shots of color came in a series of acid washed denim jackets and shorts, dyed in pea-green and faded brick red.

    Seriously Playful

  • How exciting to be invited to come to the White House, see 'the garden' (new meaning to the term pea-green with envy) as the fabulous first lady drafted us all into the service of our country's children to ensure their healthy future.

    Liz Neumark: Food Activist Goes to Washington

  • Her partner -- a gangly guy with a sophomore belly beneath a pea-green hooded sweatshirt -- wore an orange stocking cap and sported multiple piercings in the one ear I could see; the rest of his face was hidden behind a blinking shoulder-cam, which also appeared to tremble some.

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  • They use a pea-green, 1960s-style phone, a dedicated line to the NASA flight director.

    For State Department officers directing calls, adrenaline always on the line

  • Megan is a gentle driver at the wheel of the little pea-green speedboat.

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