adjective Etymology: Latin fulvus; perhaps akin to Latin flavus yellow — more at blue Date: 1664 of a dull brownish yellow ; tawny

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  • Fulvous — Ful vous, a. [L. fulvus.] Tawny; dull yellow, with a mixture of gray and brown. Lindley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fulvous — [ful′vəs] adj. [L fulvus < IE base * bhlē wos > BLUE, L flavus, yellow] dull reddish yellow or brownish yellow; tawny …   English World dictionary

  • fulvous — adjective /ˈfʊlvəs,ˈfʌlvəs/ Tawny coloured. It was a minute anatomical and generally descriptive account of the large fulvous Ourang Outang of the East Indian Islands …   Wiktionary

  • fulvous — brownish yellow, tawny …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fulvous — adj. [L. fulvus, tawny yellow] Having low saturation and median brilliance; orange, reddish yellow, tawny, rust color or reddish brown …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • fulvous — /ful veuhs/, adj. tawny; dull yellowish gray or yellowish brown. [1655 65; < L fulvus deep yellow, tawny, reddish yellow; see OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • fulvous — dull yellow; tawny Colour Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • fulvous — ful·vous || fÊŒlvÉ™s adj. tawny, golden brown, of a dull yellowish gray in color …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fulvous — [ fʌlvəs, fʊl ] adjective reddish yellow; tawny. Origin C17: from L. fulvus + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • fulvous — a. Yellow, tawny, fulvid, yellowish brown, dull yellow …   New dictionary of synonyms

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