Lincoln, at one time, was noted for its green, Coventry for its blue, and Yorkshire for its grey. (See Kendal Green.)
“And girls in Lincoln green.”
Falstaff speaks of Kendal Green (Westmoreland), 1 Hen. IV., ii. 4.)
Here be a sort of ragged knaves come in, Clothed all in Kendale green.
Plays of Robyn Hood.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894