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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ol′ive drab′(n.)

  1. a deep olive color.

  2. woolen cloth of this color, used esp. for military uniforms.

    Category: Textiles

  3. Usu., olive drabs. a military uniform made from this cloth.

    Category: Military

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. olive drab, drab(noun)

    a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown

  2. olive drab, olive-drab uniform(noun)

    military uniform of the United States Army; made from cloth of a dull olive color

  3. olive drab(adj)

    a cloth of an olive-brown color used for military uniforms

  4. olive-drab, drab(adj)

    of a light brownish green color


  1. olive drab(Noun)

    Cloth of an olive drab colour, used often for military uniforms.

  2. olive drab(Adjective)

    Of a greyish green colour, like that of a ripe green olive.


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