Luteous
Luteous Lu"te*ous, a. [L. luteus, fr. lutum dyer's broom, weld, which is used as a yellow dye.] Yellowish; more or less like buff. [1913 Webster]

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  • luteous — (adj.) orange yellow, 1650s, from L. luteus golden yellow, orange yellow, from lutum, the name of a plant used in dying yellow, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • luteous — [lo͞ot′ē əs] adj. [L luteus, golden yellow < lutum, weed used in dyeing yellow, akin to luridus, LURID] golden yellow tinged with green …   English World dictionary

  • luteous — adjective Etymology: Latin luteus yellow, from lutum, a plant (Reseda luteola) used for dyeing yellow Date: 1657 yellow tinged with green or brown …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • luteous — adj. [L. luteus, golden yellow] Yellow in hue, especially an orange or reddish yellow …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • luteous — /looh tee euhs/, adj. (of yellow) having a light to medium greenish tinge. [1650 60; < L luteus golden yellow, equiv. to lut(um) yellowweed + eus EOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • luteous — adjective yellowish …   Wiktionary

  • luteous — golden yellow Colour Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • luteous — adj. greenish yellow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • luteous — [ lu:tɪəs, lju: ] adjective Biology of a deep orange yellow or greenish yellow colour. Origin C17: from L. luteus yellow + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • luteous — lu·te·ous …   English syllables

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