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English for Specific Purposes World (ESP World)

English for Specific Purposes World

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The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between yellow and blue with wavelengths of approximately 490 to 570 nanometers; any of a group of colours that may vary in lightness and saturation and whose hue is that of the emerald or somewhat less yellow than that of growing grass.

aene(o)us                    brassy or golden green in colour.

apple green                 a moderate or vivid yellow green to light or strong yellowish green.

aqua                             a light bluish green to light greenish blue.

bice green                   a moderate yellow green.

bottle green                a dark to moderate or greyish green.

celadon                        a pale to very pale green.

chartreuse                   a strong to brilliant greenish yellow to moderate or strong yellow green.

chrome green              a very dark yellowish green to moderate or strong green.

citron                           a greyish green yellow.

duck's-egg                  a dark greyish green

emerald                        a strong yellowish green.

glaseous                      of a pale greyish or bluish green

grass green                 a moderate yellow-green to strong or dark yellowish-green.

kelly green                  a strong yellowish green.

Kendal green              the colour of a coarse green woolen fabric similar to tweed.

Lincoln green             a fabric produced in Lincoln (a borough of eastern England north-east of Nottingham)

moss green                 a moderate yellow green to greyish or moderate olive or dark yellowish green.

Nile green                    a moderate yellow green to vivid light green.

olivaceous                  olive-green.

olive (green)               a green-yellow hue of low to medium lightness and low to moderate saturation.

oyster white                a pale yellowish green to light grey.

pea green                    a moderate, strong, or brilliant yellow green.

pistachio green          a moderate to light yellowish or yellow green.

reseda                          a greyish or dark green to yellow green or light olive.

rifle green                    a colour of a dark green uniform of British troops

robin's-egg blue         a pale bluish green to greenish or greyish blue.

sage green                  greyish-green

sea green                     a medium green or bluish green.

spruce                          a greyish green to dark greenish black.

teal                               a moderate or dark bluish green to greenish blue.

turquoise                     a light to brilliant bluish green.

verdant (virid)            bright green with or as if with vegetation

vert                               (heraldry) the colour green

viridity                         the green colour of vegetation or leaves.



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