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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
yellow: see golden-yellow;

1. luteus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.'of or belonging to the yellow-weed; of the color of lutum, q.v.1; golden-yellow, saffron-yellow, orange-yellow; the yolk of an egg; flame-colored;' deep yellow, golden-yellow, buttercup-yellow (H.C.C.5). in general deeper than flavus and not verging to red as croceus; the name from lutum, weld, q.v., dyer's rocket (Reseda luteola).

Lutum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. luto: a yellow color, yellow.

lutescens,-entis (part.B), becoming yellow, yellowish; luteolus,-a,-um (adj.A), subluteus,-a,-um (adj.A): somewhat yellow, yellowish.

luteo-:in L. comp. yellow-.

- luteobaccatus, with yellow berries; luteovenius, yellow-veined; luteostamineus, yellow-stamened.

Luteidiscus St.John; Aster luteus (N.E.Br.) Hutch.; Distephanus subluteus

NOTE: luteus,-a,-um (adj.A): of mud or clay; bemired, muddy may also indicate the color of mud, such as buff or fulvous; from lutum,-i (s.n.II), mud, clay.

2. flavus,-a,-um (adj.A), 'golden yellow, reddish yellow, flaxen-colored, blonde; syn xanthos;' yellow, 'pure' yellow.

flavescens,-entis (part.B), yellowish, becoming yellow; flavicans,-antis (part.B): becoming yellow.

flavellus,-a,-um (adj.A), flaveolus,-a,-um (adj.A), flavidus,-a,-um (adj.A), flavidulus,-a,-um (adj.A): yellowish.

Achyrocline flavescens Griseb; Eupatorium flavidulum Urb. & Ekman, Achyrocline flavida S.F.Blake; Chrysanthemum flaveolum Cout.

flav-, flavi-, flavo-: in L. comp. yellow-;

- flavantherus, yellow-anthered; Sphyrospermum flaviflorum, with yellow flowers; note the -i- connecting vowel; flavibaccatus, yellow-berried; flavinervius, yellow-nerved; flavisetus, with yellow setae; flavisquamatus, with yellow scales; flavistamineus, yellow-stamened; Gnaphalium flavocephalum G.L.Nesom, with yellow heads; Hymenopappus flavomarginatus I.M.Johnst. with yellow margin; Thelesperma flavodiscum (Shinners) B.L.Turner, with yellow disc.

3. aureus,-a,-um (adj.A), auricolor,-oris (adj.B): 'golden-yellow;' aureolus,-a,-um (adj.A), somewhat gold in color; aurescens,-entis (part.B), becoming golden-yellow; auratus,-a,-um (adj.A), flecked with gold, gilt; dim. aureolus,-a,-um (adj.A); aureolinus,-a,-um (adj.A), aureolin yellow (H.C.C. 3); aurosus,-a,-um (adj.A): of the color of gold, like gold; aurugineus,-a,-um (adj.A): jaundiced, yellow color; aurulentus,-a,-um (adj.A): of the color of gold;

- aureobaccatis, with golden-yellow berries.

Solidago virgaurea L. "rod of gold" or goldenrod, from L. virga,-ae (s.f.I), twig, rod switch and aureus.

4. chrys-, chryso-,-chryseus,-a,-um (adj.A): in Gk. comp., golden, 'not only the tint but the lustre of gold' (Stearn 1983);

- chrysanthus, golden-flowered; chrysocarpus, golden-fruited; chrysocephalus, with golden head; chrysocladus, with golden twigs; chrysographes, with golden markings; chrysospermus, with golden seeds.

- hypochryseus, golden beneath, somewhat golden; chrysellus,-a,-um (adj.A): somewhat golden.

Chrysocephalum (yellow head), Chrysoglossum (yellow tongue)

- chlor-, chloro-, -chlorus,-a,-um (adj.A): in Gk. comp., a hue between yellow and green, greenish-yellow;

- hypochlorus, yellowish-green beneath, somewhat yellowish-green.

5. elapho-: in Gk. comp. fawn-colored (light brown tinged with yellow).

6. xanth-, xantho-,-xanthus,-a,-um (adj.A): in Gk. comp., yellow; syn. flavus;

- chloroxanthus, greenish-wellow; xanthacanthus, with yellow spines or thorns; xanthocarpus, with yellow fruits; xanthocephalus, yellow-headed; xanthochymus, with yellow sap or latex; xanthophlebius or xanthoneurus,with yellow veins; xanthophyllus, with yellow leaves; xanthorrhizus, with yellow roots; xanthosphaerus, with yellow spheres or globes; xanthostylus, with yellow styles; xanthotrichus, with yellow hairs.

- xanthochlorus, yellowish-green; xanthochrous, yellow-colored; xanthophoeniceus, yellowish-red (scarlet); xanthoporphyreus, xanthoprorphyrus, yellowish-purple.

Xanthocephalum Willd.; Xanthochrysum Turcz.; Xanthocoma Kunth; Xantholepis Willd. ex Less.; Xanthopappus C.Winkl.; Xanthophthalmum Sch.Bip.

Yellowish-red: flavorubescens,-entis (part.B): Amanita flavorubescens, a mushroom

With a yellow cap and light reddish color at the base of the stalk.

- xanthellus,-a,-um (adj.A), xanthinus,-a,-um (adj.A): yellowish.

7. xuth-, xutho-: in Gk. comp. golden yellow (Stearn 1983)[> Gk. xouthos, golden yellow, akin to xanthos - a color between xanthos and pyrrhus, yellowish tawny, dusky].

Reactions:

- juventute (young state), aetate (in time), maturitate (at maturity): (abl. of time within which): pileus juventute luteus, pileus in youth yellow.

- bruised: contusus,-a,-um (part.A): pileus ubi contusus lutescens, pileus when bruised becoming yellow.

- cut: scissus,-a,-um (part.A), sectus,-a,-um (part.A): pileus postquam sectus flavescens, pileus after having been cut turning yellow.

- exudatum colore flavo Martis (Ridgway), exudate with the color yellow of Mars (Ridgway).

- jodo flavescens, in iodine turning yellow (yellowish).

Adjectives are modified by adverbs:

- dilute (adv.)luteus, pallide (adv.) luteus, dilute or pale yellow; pallide vel mediocriter (adv.) luteus, paley to moderately yellow.

- medie (adv.), mediocriter (adv.): moderately, medium-: medie luteus, medium yellow.

- "deep shades of colour are usually indicated by adding the prefix atro- to the colour-name;" (Stearn 1983) who also indicated that the prefix implies "blackish or very dark." atro-luteus, deep (dark) yellow.

- saturate (adv.), vivide (adv.) luteus, saturated, vivid yellow (bright yellow).

- obscure (adv.): indistinctly, obscurely; 'dull' of colors: obscure luteus, dull yellow.

- sordide (adv.) luteus: dingy, dirty yellow.

- fusci-, fusco-: in L. comp., darkened or dark brown-: fusco-luteus, dark-brownish yellow.

- sordide (adv.) luteus: dingy, dirty yellow.

- intense yellow: flavissimus; Chrysocephalum flavissimum Steetz;

alutaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): leather-yellow, a whitish yellow.

amber-colored, a dark orange-yellow: electrinus,-a,-um (adj.), sucinacius, succineus (sucineus),-a, -um (adj.A), q.v.

argillaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): clay-colored, pale yellow, drab or dirty yellow.

aureolin yellow (H.C.C. 3): aureolinus,-a,-um (adj.A).

becoming yellow: flavescens,-entis (part.B), lutescens,-entis (part.B).

blackish yellow: luteofuscus,-a,-um (adj.A).

brassy, more yellowy and shining than coppery yellow (+ red); aeneus,-a,-um (adj.A).

browns: fawn-colored, light brown tinged with yellow: hinnuleus,-a,-um (adj.A); in Gk. comp., elapho-. golden-brown: aureo-fuscus.

light brown mixed with yellow and red (Lindley): cinnamomeus,-a,-um (adj.A).

brownish yellow, the brown very light: ochraceus,-a,-um (adj.A); brunneolo-flavus, infuscato-luteus.

buff, q.v.: fulvus,-a,-um (adj.A).

buttercup yellow: ranunculinus,-a,-um (adj.A), yellow with some red.

byssinus,-a,-um (adj.A): the yellow of raw silk.

canary yellow: canarinus,-a,-um (adj.A).

Chinese yellow: sinico-flavus,-a,-um (adj.A).

chlorine, yellow-green: chlorinus,-a,-um (adj.A).

chrome yellow: luteus chromaticus,-a,-um (adj.A)

cinnamomeus: cinnamon-colored, 'light brown mixed with yellow and red' (Lindley).

citrine, a pale greenish-yellow (citron-green, H.C.C.1.63): olivaceo-citrinus,-a,-um (adj.A), citrino-viridis,-e (adj.B); see lemon-yellow.

clay-colored: see drab.

coppery yellow (+ reddish) cupreus, cyprinus, cuprescens; more yellowy and shining, brassy: aeneus.

daffodil, “a light to moderate yellow that is redder and less strong than amber yellow or apricot yellow...”: jonquilleus,-a,-um (adj.A); see jonquil.

drab, dirty, or sordid yellow: luridus,-a,-um (adj.A) 'pale yellow, sallow, wan, ghastly, lurid,' see lurid below; argillaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): clay-colored.

Dresden-yellow, a pale greenish-yellow: flavus dresdanus

egg yellow: luteus,-a,-um (adj.A), vitellinus,-a,-um (adj.A), xanthus,-a,-um (adj.A); vitellinus,-a,-um (adj.A): egg-yolk yellow, 'dull yellow just turning to red' (Lindley, in Stearn 1983).

flavo-rufus,-a,-um (adj.A): yellow-red (Stearn 1996).

fulvus,-a,-um (adj.A): fulvous, tawny, 'dull yellow with a mixture of gray and brown' (Lindley), yellowish-brown (Stearn 1983), lion-colored (leochromus,-a,-um (adj.A).

gilvus,-a,-um (adj.A): dull yellow, yellowish tan, but also applied to reddish or grayish colors found on horses (Stearn 1983).

golden yellow: aureus,-a,-um (adj.A).

grayish-yellow, yellowish-gray, tawny: ravus,-a,-um (adj.A); ravido-flavus,-a,-um (adj.A); grayed-yellows include bubalinus, buff, chamois. isabellinus, q.v., ochraceus, ochre-yellow (Stearn, 1983); ravus,-a,-um (adj.A), grayish-yellow, yellowish-gray, tawny; helvus is a 'light bay, pale red, 'the dingy color of oxen.'

grayish yellow + brown: helvolus,-a,-um (adj.A), although this word classically referred to a pale yellow or yellowish wine.

greenish yellow: galbanus,-a,-um (adj.A), galbinus,-a,-um (adj.A), viridi-flavus, flavo-virens,-entis (part.B); pale greenish-yellows: primulinus,-a,-um (adj.A) (primrose-yellow); herbaceus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v., “merely green, or thin, green, and cellular, as the tissue of membranous leaves” (Lindley), "herbaceous, i.e. grass-green or yellow-green in color, or green and slightly fleshy, [succulent], as opposed to faded, colorless and dry” (Stearn).

grenadine pink: "a strong yellowish pink that is redder and stronger than average salmon, yellower and deeper than melon, and yellower and stronger than peach red" [WIII}: color grenadino-roseus, grenadino-roseolus (adj.A).

helveolus,,-a,-um (adj.A), helvolus,-a,-um (adj.A): pale yellow, yellowish.

honey-colored: melleus,-a,-um (adj.A), mellinus,-a,-um (adj.A).

Indian-yellow: indico-flavus, with the addition of some red.

jaundice-yellow: icterinus,-a,-um (adj.A).

jonquilleus,-a,-um (adj.A): see daffodil above.

leather-yellow (whitish-yellow): alutaceus,-a,-um (adj.A).

lemon-yellow, “lemon colored. The purest yellow, without any brightness; as in a Lemon when ripe” (Lindley): citrellus,-a,-um (adj.A), citreus,-a,-um (adj.A), citrinellus,-a,-um (adj.A), citrinus,-a,-um (adj.A), limoneus,-a,-um (adj.A); see citrine.

lurid: luridus,-a,-um (adj.A): dirty brown, smoky yellow, drab yellow; sometimes confused in application with lividus, q.v. (Stearn 1983); wan or ghastly pale.

maize yellow, corn yellow: maydi-flavus,-a,-um (adj.A).

Mars yellow: color flavus Martis, the yellow color of Mars (Ridgway); see Mars, Martis: exudatum colore flavo Martis (Ridgway), exudate with the color yellow of Mars (Ridgway).

mimosa-yellow: mimosinus,-a,-um (adj.A).

ochre yellow, yellow with brownish tinge, yellowish-brown: ochraceus,-a,-um (adj.A); ochroleucus,-a,-um (adj.A): ochre-: whitened or pale yellowish-brown, yellowish white.

orange: aurantiacus,-a,-um (adj.A), aurantius,-a,-um (adj.A), redder than apricot-colored (armeniacus,-a,-um (adj.A), which is yellow with a sense of red.

pale yellow: -leucus: in Gk. comp., white-; when associated with color terms 'paleness' is indicated.

primrose yellow, pale greenish yellow: primulinus,-a,-um (adj.A)

saffron yellow: crocatus,-a,-um (adj.A), croceoflavus,-a,-um (adj.A), croceus,-a,-um (adj.A), with some red; crocinus,-a,-um (adj.A).

straw yellow: paleus,-a,-um (adj.A), stramineus,-a,-um (adj.A), straminellus,-a,-um (adj.A).

sulphur yellow: sulphureus,-a,-um (adj.A), sulphurellus,-a,-um (adj.A), sulphurinus,-a,-um (adj.A).

tawny: fulvus,-a,-um (adj.A): fulvous, tawny, 'dull yellow with a mixture of gray and brown' (Lindley), yellowish-brown (Stearn), dull yellowish-brown (S&D), lion-colored; 'deep yellow, reddish yellow, gold-colored, tawny;' leochromus,-a,-um (adj.A), the color of lions; corpora leonum (bodies of lions); “tawny; dull yellow-brown” (Magill 1990). Subst. fulvum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. fulvo, reddish-yellow [sc. color] (Lewis & Short).

testaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): brownish yellow, like that of unglazed earthenware; also 'brick-red.'

waxy-yellow, 'dull yellow with a soft mixture of reddish brown (Lindley); wax-gold: cerinus,-a,-um (adj.A)(Stearn 1983); “the color of yellow wax” (Lindley).

wax white, whitish yellow: albiceratus,-a,-um (adj.A), albiceris,-e (adj.B) or albicerus,-a,-um (adj.A) (albus + cera).

whitish yellow: albolutescens,-entis (part.B), alboluteus,-a,-um (adj.A), alutaceus,-a,-um (adj.A; see above); ochroleucus,-a,-um (adj.A).

Yellow, the color: lutum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. luto, q.v.; luror,-oris (s.m.III), abl. sg. lurore: a yellowish color, sallowness, paleness.

yellowing: flavens,-entis (part.B).

yellowish: flavidus,-a,-um (adj.A), luteolus,-a,-um (adj.A), lutescens,-entis (part.B), subalutaceus,-a,-um (adj.A), subflavus,-a,-um (adj.A); flavescens, sublutescens, lutescens, subluteus.

yellowish-brown: ochraceus,-a,-um (adj.A).

yellowish-green: flavo-virens,-entis (part.B); Aster flavovirens Kuntze; see citrine.above.

yellowish-gray: flavicinereus,-a,-um (adj.A); Psiadia flavocinerea Humbert

whitish-yellow: albogilvus,-a,-um, albiceratus,-a,-um (adj.A), albiceris,-e (adj. B), albicerus,-a,-um (adj.A).

yellow-stuffed: luteofarctus,-a,-um (adj.A).

yellowish-white: eburneus (white with yellowish tinge); -leucus: in L. & Gk. comp., white-. When associated with color terms 'paleness' is indicated; ochro-leucus, whitish yellow-brown.
1. luteus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.'of or belonging to the yellow-weed; of the color of lutum, q.v.1; golden-yellow, saffron-yellow, orange-yellow; the yolk of an egg; flame-colored;' deep yellow, golden-yellow, buttercup-yellow (H.C.C.5). in general deeper than flavus and not verging to red as croceus; the name from lutum, weld, q.v., dyer's rocket (Reseda luteola).

Lutum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. luto: a yellow color, yellow.

lutescens,-entis (part.B), becoming yellow, yellowish; luteolus,-a,-um (adj.A), subluteus,-a,-um (adj.A): somewhat yellow, yellowish.

luteo-:in L. comp. yellow-.

- luteobaccatus, with yellow berries; luteovenius, yellow-veined; luteostamineus, yellow-stamened.

Luteidiscus St.John; Aster luteus (N.E.Br.) Hutch.; Distephanus subluteus

NOTE: luteus,-a,-um (adj.A): of mud or clay; bemired, muddy may also indicate the color of mud, such as buff or fulvous; from lutum,-i (s.n.II), mud, clay.

2. flavus,-a,-um (adj.A), 'golden yellow, reddish yellow, flaxen-colored, blonde; syn xanthos;' yellow, 'pure' yellow.

flavescens,-entis (part.B), yellowish, becoming yellow; flavicans,-antis (part.B): becoming yellow.

flavellus,-a,-um (adj.A), flaveolus,-a,-um (adj.A), flavidus,-a,-um (adj.A), flavidulus,-a,-um (adj.A): yellowish.

Achyrocline flavescens Griseb; Eupatorium flavidulum Urb. & Ekman, Achyrocline flavida S.F.Blake; Chrysanthemum flaveolum Cout.

flav-, flavi-, flavo-: in L. comp. yellow-;

- flavantherus, yellow-anthered; Sphyrospermum flaviflorum, with yellow flowers; note the -i- connecting vowel; flavibaccatus, yellow-berried; flavinervius, yellow-nerved; flavisetus, with yellow setae; flavisquamatus, with yellow scales; flavistamineus, yellow-stamened; Gnaphalium flavocephalum G.L.Nesom, with yellow heads; Hymenopappus flavomarginatus I.M.Johnst. with yellow margin; Thelesperma flavodiscum (Shinners) B.L.Turner, with yellow disc.

3. aureus,-a,-um (adj.A), auricolor,-oris (adj.B): 'golden-yellow,' aurescens,-entis (part.B), becoming golden-yellow; auratus,-a,-um (adj.A), flecked with gold, gilt; dim. aureolus,-a,-um (adj.A);

- aureobaccatis, with golden-yellow berries.

Solidago virgaurea L. "rod of gold" or goldenrod, from L. virga,-ae (s.f.I), twig, rod switch and aureus.

4. chrys-, chryso-,-chryseus,-a,-um (adj.A): in Gk. comp., golden, 'not only the tint but the lustre of gold' (Stearn 1983);

- chrysanthus, golden-flowered; chrysocarpus, golden-fruited; chrysocephalus, with golden head; chrysocladus, with golden twigs; chrysographes, with golden markings; chrysospermus, with golden seeds.

- hypochryseus, golden beneath, somewhat golden; chrysellus,-a,-um (adj.A): somewhat golden.

Chrysocephalum (yellow head), Chrysoglossum (yellow tongue)

- chlor-, chloro-, -chlorus,-a,-um (adj.A): in Gk. comp., a hue between yellow and green, greenish-yellow;

- hypochlorus, yellowish-green beneath, somewhat yellowish-green.

6. elapho-: in Gk. comp. fawn-colored (light brown tinged with yellow).



7. xanth-, xantho-,-xanthus,-a,-um (adj.A): in Gk. comp., yellow; syn. flavus;

- chloroxanthus, greenish-wellow; xanthacanthus, with yellow spines or thorns; xanthocarpus, with yellow fruits; xanthocephalus, yellow-headed; xanthochymus, with yellow sap or latex; xanthophlebius or xanthoneurus,with yellow veins; xanthophyllus, with yellow leaves; xanthorrhizus, with yellow roots; xanthosphaerus, with yellow spheres or globes; xanthostylus, with yellow styles; xanthotrichus, with yellow hairs.

- xanthochlorus, yellowish-green; xanthochrous, yellow-colored; xanthophoeniceus, yellowish-red (scarlet); xanthoporphyreus, xanthoprorphyrus, yellowish-purple.

Xanthocephalum Willd.; Xanthochrysum Turcz.; Xanthocoma Kunth; Xantholepis Willd. ex Less.; Xanthopappus C.Winkl.; Xanthophthalmum Sch.Bip.

Yellowish-red: flavorubescens,-entis (part.B): Amanita flavorubescens, a mushroom

With a yellow cap and light reddish color at the base of the stalk.

- xanthellus,-a,-um (adj.A), xanthinus,-a,-um (adj.A): yellowish.

8. xuth-, xutho-: in Gk. comp. golden yellow (Stearn 1983)[> Gk. xouthos, golden yellow, akin to xanthos - a color between xanthos and pyrrhus, yellowish tawny, dusky].

Reactions:

- juventute (young state), aetate (in time), maturitate (at maturity): (abl. of time within which): pileus juventute luteus, pileus in youth yellow.

- bruised: contusus,-a,-um (part.A): pileus ubi contusus lutescens, pileus when bruised becoming yellow.

- cut: scissus,-a,-um (part.A), sectus,-a,-um (part.A): pileus postquam sectus flavescens, pileus after having been cut turning yellow.

- exudatum colore flavo Martis (Ridgway), exudate with the color yellow of Mars (Ridgway).

- jodo flavescens, in iodine turning yellow (yellowish).

Adjectives are modified by adverbs:

- dilute (adv.)luteus, pallide (adv.) luteus, dilute or pale yellow; pallide vel mediocriter (adv.) luteus, paley to moderately yellow.

- medie (adv.), mediocriter (adv.): moderately, medium-: medie luteus, medium yellow.

- "deep shades of colour are usually indicated by adding the prefix atro- to the colour-name;" (Stearn 1983) who also indicated that the prefix implies "blackish or very dark." atro-luteus, deep (dark) yellow.

- saturate (adv.), vivide (adv.) luteus, saturated, vivid yellow (bright yellow).

- obscure (adv.): indistinctly, obscurely; 'dull' of colors: obscure luteus, dull yellow.

- sordide (adv.) luteus: dingy, dirty yellow.

- fusci-, fusco-: in L. comp., darkened or dark brown-: fusco-luteus, dark-brownish yellow.

- sordide (adv.) luteus: dingy, dirty yellow.

- intense yellow: flavissimus; Chrysocephalum flavissimum Steetz;



alutaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): leather-yellow, a whitish yellow.

amber-colored: a dark orange-yellow: electrinus,-a,-um (adj.), sucinacius, succineus (sucineus),-a, -um (adj.A), q.v.

argillaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): clay-colored, pale yellow, drab or dirty yellow.

aureolin yellow (H.C.C. 3): aureolinus,-a,-um (adj.A).

becoming yellow: flavescens,-entis (part.B), lutescens,-entis (part.B).

blackish yellow: luteofuscus,-a,-um (adj.A).

brassy, more yellowy and shining than coppery yellow (+ red); aeneus,-a,-um (adj.A).

browns: fawn-colored, light brown tinged with yellow: hinnuleus,-a,-um (adj.A); in Gk. comp., elapho-. golden-brown: aureo-fuscus.

light brown mixed with yellow and red (Lindley): cinnamomeus,-a,-um (adj.A).

brownish yellow, the brown very light: ochraceus,-a,-um (adj.A); brunneolo-flavus, infuscato-luteus.

buff, q.v.: fulvus,-a,-um (adj.A).

buttercup yellow: ranunculinus,-a,-um (adj.A), yellow with some red.

byssinus,-a,-um (adj.A): the yellow of raw silk.

canary yellow: canarinus,-a,-um (adj.A).

Chinese yellow: sinico-flavus,-a,-um (adj.A).

chlorine, yellow-green: chlorinus,-a,-um (adj.A).

chrome yellow: luteus chromaticus,-a,-um (adj.A)

citrine, a pale greenish-yellow (citron-green, H.C.C.1.63): olivaceo-citrinus,-a,-um (adj.A), citrino-viridis,-e (adj.B); see lemon-yellow.

clay-colored: see drab.

coppery yellow (+ reddish) cupreus, cyprinus, cuprescens; more yellowy and shining, brassy: aeneus.

drab, dirty, or sordid yellow: luridus,-a,-um (adj.A) 'pale yellow, sallow, wan, ghastly, lurid,' see lurid below; argillaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): clay-colored.

Dresden-yellow, a pale greenish-yellow: flavus dresdanus

egg yellow: luteus,-a,-um (adj.A), vitellinus,-a,-um (adj.A), xanthus,-a,-um (adj.A); vitellinus,-a,-um (adj.A): egg-yolk yellow, 'dull yellow just turning to red' (Lindley, in Stearn 1983).

fulvus,-a,-um (adj.A): fulvous, tawny, 'dull yellow with a mixture of gray and brown' (Lindley), yellowish-brown (Stearn 1983), lion-colored (leochromus,-a,-um (adj.A).

gilvus,-a,-um (adj.A): dull yellow, yellowish tan, but also applied to reddish or grayish colors found on horses (Stearn 1983).

golden yellow: aureus,-a,-um (adj.A).

grayish-yellow, yellowish-gray, tawny: ravus,-a,-um (adj.A); ravido-flavus,-a,-um (adj.A); grayed-yellows include bubalinus, buff, chamois. isabellinus, q.v., ochraceus, ochre-yellow (Stearn, 1983); ravus,-a,-um (adj.A), grayish-yellow, yellowish-gray, tawny; helvus is a 'light bay, pale red, 'the dingy color of oxen.'

grayish yellow + brown: helvolus,-a,-um (adj.A), although this word classically referred to a pale yellow or yellowish wine.

greenish yellow: galbanus,-a,-um (adj.A), galbinus,-a,-um (adj.A), viridi-flavus, flavo-virens,-entis (part.B); pale greenish-yellows: primulinus,-a,-um (adj.A) (primrose-yellow).

grenadine pink: "a strong yellowish pink that is redder and stronger than average salmon, yellower and deeper than melon, and yellower and stronger than peach red" [WIII}: color grenadino-roseus, grenadino-roseolus (adj.A).

helveolus,,-a,-um (adj.A), helvolus,-a,-um (adj.A): pale yellow, yellowish.

honey-colored: melleus,-a,-um (adj.A), mellinus,-a,-um (adj.A).

Indian-yellow: indico-flavus, with the addition of some red.

jaundice-yellow: icterinus,-a,-um (adj.A).

leather-yellow (whitish-yellow): alutaceus,-a,-um (adj.A).

lemon-yellow: citrellus,-a,-um (adj.A), citreus,-a,-um (adj.A), citrinellus,-a,-um (adj.A), citrinus,-a,-um (adj.A), limoneus,-a,-um (adj.A); see citrine.

lurid: luridus,-a,-um (adj.A): dirty brown, smoky yellow, drab yellow; sometimes confused in application with lividus, q.v. (Stearn 1983); wan or ghastly pale.

maize yellow, corn yellow: maydi-flavus,-a,-um (adj.A).

Mars yellow: color flavus Martis, the yellow color of Mars (Ridgway); see Mars, Martis: exudatum colore flavo Martis (Ridgway), exudate with the color yellow of Mars (Ridgway).

mimosa-yellow: mimosinus,-a,-um (adj.A).

ochre yellow, yellow with brownish tinge, yellowish-brown: ochraceus,-a,-um (adj.A); ochroleucus,-a,-um (adj.A): ochre-: whitened or pale yellowish-brown.

orange: aurantiacus,-a,-um (adj.A), aurantius,-a,-um (adj.A), redder than apricot-colored (armeniacus,-a,-um (adj.A), which is yellow with a sense of red.

pale yellow: -leucus: in Gk. comp., white-; when associated with color terms 'paleness' is indicated.

primrose yellow, pale greenish yellow: primulinus,-a,-um (adj.A)

saffron yellow: crocatus,-a,-um (adj.A), croceoflavus,-a,-um (adj.A), croceus,-a,-um (adj.A), with some red.

straw yellow: paleus,-a,-um (adj.A), stramineus,-a,-um (adj.A), straminellus,-a,-um (adj.A).

sulphur yellow: sulphureus,-a,-um (adj.A), sulphurellus,-a,-um (adj.A), sulphurinus,-a,-um (adj.A).

testaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): brownish yellow, like that of unglazed earthenware; also 'brick-red.'

waxy-yellow, 'dull yellow with a soft mixture of reddish brown (Lindley); wax-gold: cerinus,-a,-um (adj.A)(Stearn 1983).

whitish yellow: albolutescens,-entis (part.B), alboluteus,-a,-um (adj.A), alutaceus,-a,-um (adj.A; see above); ochroleucus,-a,-um (adj.A).

Yellow, the color: lutum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. luto, q.v.; luror,-oris (s.m.III), abl. sg. lurore: a yellowish color, sallowness, paleness.

yellowing: flavens,-entis (part.B).

yellowish: flavidus,-a,-um (adj.A), luteolus,-a,-um (adj.A), lutescens,-entis (part.B), subalutaceus,-a,-um (adj.A), subflavus,-a,-um (adj.A); flavescens, sublutescens, lutescens, subluteus.

yellowish-brown: ochraceus,-a,-um (adj.A).

yellowish-green: flavo-virens,-entis (part.B); Aster flavovirens Kuntze; see citrine.above.

yellowish-gray: flavicinereus,-a,-um (adj.A); Psiadia flavocinerea Humbert

whitish-yellow: albogilvus,-a,-um, albiceratus,-a,-um (adj.A), albiceris,-e (adj. B), albicerus,-a,-um (adj.A).

yellow-stuffed: luteofarctus,-a,-um (adj.A).

yellowish-white: eburneus (white with yellowish tinge); -leucus: in L. & Gk. comp., white-. When associated with color terms 'paleness' is indicated; ochro-leucus, whitish yellow-brown.

Yellow Dock: Rumex,-icis (s.f.III), abl. sg. rumice.

 

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