Meaning of “bottle green” in the English Dictionary

"bottle green" in English

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bottle greennoun [ U ]

uk /ˌbɒt.əl ˈɡriːn/ us /ˌbɑː.t̬əl ˈɡriːn/
bottle-green
adjective uk us

Examples from literature

  • He walked quickly, with a light and determined step, a handsome figure in a many-caped coat of bottle green, striding through the snow toward the cheer of home. 
  • It took some thought to place the date of the style of the count's costume, bottle green with yellow facings, ornamented with a huge seal of silver and enamel. 
  • Jets of lava at a white heat were thrown up constantly, and frequently the rent in the side spat out lava in clots, which cooled rapidly, and looked like drops of bottle green glass. 
  • Joanna wore her bottle green driving coat, with a small, close-fitting hat, since Martin, to her surprise and disappointment, disliked her best hat with the feathers. 
  • Wheels, pole, and van were all painted green, with a rhythmical gradation of shades, which ranged from bottle green for the wheels to apple green for the roofing. 

(Definition of “bottle green” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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