Xanthous
Xanthous Xan"thous, a. [Gr. xanqo`s yellow.] Yellow; specifically (Ethnol.), of or pertaining to those races of man which have yellowish, red, auburn, or brown hair. [1913 Webster]

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  • xanthous — (adj.) 1829, from Gk. xanthos yellow, of unknown origin. Prefix form xantho is used in many scientific words; Cf. xanthein (1857) soluble yellow coloring matter in flowers, Huxley s Xanthochroi (1867) blond, light skinned races of Europe (with… …   Etymology dictionary

  • xanthous — [zan′thəs] adj. [< Gr xanthos, yellow (see XANTHO ) + OUS] yellow or yellowish …   English World dictionary

  • xanthous — adjective /ˈzæn.θəs/ a) Yellow brown; yolk colored. Absorbent fatty xanthous histiocytes and xanthous granulations are observed in the marginal area of necrosis of the fatty tissue... b) Pertaining to people with skin and hair that is lighter… …   Wiktionary

  • xanthous — /zan theuhs/, adj. 1. yellow. 2. yellowish. [1820 30; < Gk xanth(ós) yellow + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • xanthous — Yellowish; yellow colored. [G. xanthos, yellow] * * * xan·thous (zanґthəs) yellow or yellowish …   Medical dictionary

  • xanthous — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. blond[e], fair, light skinned; fair , yellow , or golden haired; yellowish; Mongolian. See color …   English dictionary for students

  • xanthous — adj. yellow, of the yellow race …   English contemporary dictionary

  • xanthous — a. 1. Fair, blond (e), light complexioned, fair complexioned. 2. Fair haired, blond haired, yellow haired …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • xanthous — adj yellow, yellowish, golden, honey, daffodil, jonquil, saffron, topaz, canary yellow …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • xanthous — xan·thous …   English syllables

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