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olive drab

n.
1. A grayish olive to dark olive brown or olive gray.
2.
a. Cloth of this color, often used in military uniforms.
b. also olive drabs A uniform made from cloth of this color.

ol′ive-drab′ adj.

olive drab

n
1. (Colours)
a. a dull but fairly strong greyish-olive colour
b. (as adjective): an olive-drab jacket.
2. (Clothing & Fashion) cloth or clothes in this colour, esp the uniform of the US Army. Abbreviation: OD

ol′ive drab′


n.
1. a deep olive color.
2. woolen cloth of this color, used esp. for military uniforms.
3. Usu., olive drabs. a military uniform made from this cloth.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.olive drab - a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown
olive - a yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation
2.olive drab - military uniform of the United States Army; made from cloth of a dull olive color
military uniform - prescribed identifying uniform for soldiers
olive drab - a cloth of an olive-brown color used for military uniforms
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
3.olive drab - a cloth of an olive-brown color used for military uniforms
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
olive-drab uniform, olive drab - military uniform of the United States Army; made from cloth of a dull olive color
Translations
oliva brunastro
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Oh, and don't forget heartburn suffered by many when an Army battle dress uniform was pressed upon us in exchange for the old olive drabs. Today that uniform is as familiar as a pair of faded Levi's.