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Green Sea


The Persian Gulf; so called from a remarkable strip of water of a green colour along the Arabian coast.

Between 1690 and 1742 the 2nd Life Guards were facetiously called “The Green Sea” from their sea-green facings, in compliment to Queen Catharine, whose favourite colour it was. The facings of this regiment are now blue.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Green Gown (A)
Green Hands (a nautical phrase)
Green Horse (The)
Green Howards (The)
Green Isle
Green Knight (The)
Green Labour
Green Linnets
Green Man
Green Room (The)
Green Sea
Green Thursday
Green Tree
Green Wax
Green as Grass
Green Bag Inquiry
Green Baize Road (Gentlemen of the)
Green-Eyed Jealousy or Green-eyed Monster
Green in my Eye
Green Man and Still
Green Ribbon Day