Definition of Lincoln green in English:

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Lincoln green

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noun

historical
Bright green woolen cloth originally made at Lincoln, England.
Example sentences
  • Symbolically, Leo wears Lincoln green (like Robin Hood), is teased by Marcus for being ‘green’, and is infatuated with Marian, Marcus' sister.
  • This Robin Hood is a real outlaw whose actions have consequences, not an imposter lounging lazily on the greensward and plucking venison, oat-cakes, and suits of Lincoln green off convenient trees.
  • In Robin's world, each of his merry man is promised three suits of Lincoln green each year, along with a salary, venison, ‘sweet oaten cakes, and curds and honey’.

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Syllabification: Lin·coln green

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