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Olivaceous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Olivaceous Resembling the olive; of the color of the olive; olive-green.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • olivaceous In zoology and botany, of an olive-green color; olive-green.
    • olivaceous Applied to complexion, of a dull tawny color, with a greenish tinge in the shadows.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Olivaceous olive-coloured: olive-green
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. oliva, olive
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. oliva—Gr. elaia.

Usage

In literature:

The cap is of a dull yellow color, olivaceous, darkening with age to a brownish tinge.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
Porzana Minuta, Olivaceous Crake.
"Love's Meinie" by John Ruskin
The flesh, which is white when young, changes to greenish yellow and finally brownish, with usually an olivaceous tinge, as the spores ripen.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
The gills are arcuate, ventricose, pallid olivaceous.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Spores abundant, globose, umber or olivaceous.
"The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio" by A. P. Morgan
Sporangia dull ochraceous-olivaceous, globose, nearly 1 mm.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Olivaceous Flycatcher= (Myiarchus lawrencei olivascens).
"Color Key to North American Birds" by Frank M. Chapman
In both sexes in this species the plumage is deep olivaceous brown, the breast pure yellow.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume I (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater
General colour pale olivaceous yellow, with a few obscure large spots along the body somewhat brighter.
"Zoological Illustrations, Volume I" by William Swainson
The color is olivaceous, often bluish on the back, sides with silvery lustre, fading to white on the belly.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall
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