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yellow Idioms & Phrases


alizarin yellow

  • noun any of various yellow dyes; not related chemically to alizarin but applied in the same manner
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brownish yellow

  • noun a yellow color of low lightness with a brownish tinge
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brownish-yellow

  • adjective satellite of a medium to dark brownish yellow color
    amber; brownish-yellow.
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Cadmium yellow

  • noun pigment of cadmium sulfide and barium sulfate varying in hue from lemon yellow to orange
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  • a compound of cadmium and sulphur, of an intense yellow color, used as a pigment.
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Cadmium yellow, Chrome yellow, Indigo yellow, King's yellow

  • etc. See under Cadmium, Chrome, etc.
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cadmium yellow pale

  • noun pale-hued cadmium yellow pigment
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california yellow bells

  • noun viscid herb of arid or desert habitats of southwestern United States having pendulous yellow flowers
    California yellow bells; whispering bells; Emmanthe penduliflora.
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canary yellow

  • noun a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge
    canary.
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canary-yellow

  • adjective satellite having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow
    canary.
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Chrome yellow

  • noun any of several yellow pigments consisting of normal lead chromate and other lead compounds
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  • a brilliant yellow pigment, PbCrO4, used by painters.
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Cobalt yellow

  • (Chem.), a yellow crystalline powder, regarded as a double nitrite of cobalt and potassium.
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creamy-yellow

  • adjective satellite yellow with a creamy tinge
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crimson-yellow

  • adjective satellite yellow tinged with crimson
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deep-yellow

  • adjective satellite of something having the color of a pumpkin
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downy yellow violet

  • noun violet of eastern North America having softly pubescent leaves and stems and clear yellow flowers with brown-purple veins
    Viola pubescens.
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golden-yellow

  • adjective satellite of yellow tinged with gold
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great yellow gentian

  • noun robust European perennial having clusters of yellow flowers
    Gentiana lutea.
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greenish yellow

  • noun a shade of yellow tinged with green
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Indian yellow

  • . (a) An intense rich yellow color, deeper than gamboge but less pure than cadmium. (b) See Euxanthin.
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Indigo yellow

  • a substance obtained from indigo.
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Iodine yellow

  • a brilliant yellow pigment, consisting of plumbic iodide.
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King's yellow

  • a yellow pigment, consisting essentially of sulphide and oxide of arsenic; called also yellow orpiment.
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large yellow lady's slipper

  • noun plant of eastern and central North America having slightly fragrant purple-marked greenish-yellow flowers
    Cypripedium calceolus pubescens.
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lemon yellow

  • noun a strong yellow color
    maize; gamboge; lemon.
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lesser yellow trefoil

  • noun clover native to Ireland with yellowish flowers; often considered the true or original shamrock
    shamrock; Trifolium dubium; hop clover.
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Long-legged, ∨ yellow-legged, plover

  • . See Tattler.
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Maize yellow

  • a delicate pale yellow.
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Mandarin yellow

  • (Chem.), an artificial aniline dyestuff used for coloring silk and wool, and regarded as a complex derivative of quinoline.
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Naphthalene yellow

  • (Chem.), a yellow dyestuff obtained from certain nitro derivatives of naphthol.
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Naphthol blue, Naphthol orange, Naphthol yellow

  • (Chem.), brilliant dyestuffs produced from certain complex nitrogenous derivatives of naphthol or naphthoquinone.
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Naples yellow

  • a yellow amorphous pigment, used in oil, porcelain, and enamel painting, consisting of a basic lead metantimonate, obtained by fusing together tartar emetic lead nitrate, and common salt.
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onion yellow dwarf

  • noun the yellow dwarf disease of onion plants
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onion yellow-dwarf virus

  • noun the virus that produces stunting and yellowing of the leaves of onion plants
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orange yellow

  • noun a shade of yellow tinged with orange
    saffron.
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pale yellow

  • noun a variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white
    straw; wheat.
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Patent yellow

  • (Old Chem.), a yellow pigment consisting essentially of a lead oxychloride; called also Turner's yellow.
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Platina yellow

  • a pigment prepared from platinum.
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potato yellow dwarf

  • noun the yellow dwarf disease of potato plants
    potato yellow dwarf.
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potato yellow-dwarf virus

  • noun the virus that produces stunting and yellowing of the leaves of potato plants
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Queen's yellow

  • (Old Chem.), a heavy yellow powder consisting of a basic mercuric sulphate; formerly called turpetum minerale, or Turbith's mineral.
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Saffron yellow

  • a shade of yellow like that obtained from the stigmas of the true saffron (Crocus sativus).
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shortleaf yellow pine

  • noun large pine of southern United States having short needles in bunches of 2-3 and red-brown bark when mature
    shortleaf pine; Pinus echinata; short-leaf pine.
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southern yellow pine

  • noun large three-needled pine of southeastern United States having very long needles and gnarled twisted limbs; bark is red-brown deeply ridged; an important timber tree
    Pinus palustris; Georgia pine; pitch pine; longleaf pine.
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sulfur-yellow

  • adjective satellite of something having the yellow color of sulfur
    sulfur-yellow.
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sulphur-yellow

  • adjective satellite of something having the yellow color of sulfur
    sulfur-yellow.
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tall yellow-eye

  • noun of Australia
    Xyris operculata.
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tomato yellows

  • noun a disease of tomato plants
    tomato blight.
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Visual yellow

  • (Physiol.), a product intermediate between visual purple and visual white, formed in the photochemical action of light on visual purple.
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Wax yellow

  • a dull yellow, resembling the natural color of beeswax.
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western yellow pine

  • noun common and widely distributed tall timber pine of western North America having dark green needles in bunches of 2 to 5 and thick bark with dark brown plates when mature
    Pinus ponderosa; ponderosa pine; ponderosa; bull pine.
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wild yellow lily

  • noun common lily of the eastern United States having nodding yellow or reddish flowers spotted with brown
    Lilium canadense; wild meadow lily; meadow lily; Canada lily.
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yellow adder's tongue

  • noun eastern North American dogtooth having solitary yellow flowers marked with brown or purple and spotted interiors
    amberbell; Erythronium americanum; trout lily.
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yellow ageratum

  • noun shrub of southwestern Mediterranean region having yellow daisylike flowers
    Lonas annua; Lonas inodora; African daisy.
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yellow asphodel

  • noun asphodel with leafy stem and fragrant yellow flowers
    king's spear; Asphodeline lutea.
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Yellow atrophy

  • (Med.), a fatal affection of the liver, in which it undergoes fatty degeneration, and becomes rapidly smaller and of a deep yellow tinge. The marked symptoms are black vomit, delirium, convulsions, coma, and jaundice.
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yellow avens

  • noun hairy yellow-flowered plant of eastern Asia and North America
    Geum macrophyllum.
  • noun erect subshrub with deep yellow flowers; Europe and Asia and North America
    Geum alleppicum strictum; Geum strictum.
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yellow bachelor's button

  • noun bog plant of pine barrens of southeastern United States having spikes of irregular yellow-orange flowers
    Polygala lutea; yellow bachelor's button; candyweed; orange milkwort.
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Yellow bark

  • calisaya bark.
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Yellow bass

  • noun North American freshwater bass resembling the larger marine striped bass
    Morone interrupta.
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  • (Zoöl.), a North American fresh-water bass (Morone interrupta) native of the lower parts of the Mississippi and its tributaries. It is yellow, with several more or less broken black stripes or bars. Called also barfish.
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yellow bean

  • noun snap beans with yellow pods
    wax bean.
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yellow bedstraw

  • noun common yellow-flowered perennial bedstraw; North America and Europe and Asia
    Galium verum; yellow bedstraw; Our Lady's bedstraw.
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yellow bells

  • noun viscid herb of arid or desert habitats of southwestern United States having pendulous yellow flowers
    California yellow bells; whispering bells; Emmanthe penduliflora.
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Yellow berry

  • noun fruit of various buckthorns yielding dyes or pigments
    buckthorn berry.
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  • . (Bot.) Same as Persian berry, under Persian.
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yellow bile

  • noun a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the liver and to cause irritability and anger
    choler.
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yellow birch

  • noun tree of eastern North America with thin lustrous yellow or grey bark
    Betula leutea; Betula alleghaniensis.
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yellow bone marrow

  • noun bone marrow that is yellow with fat; found at the ends of long bones in adults
    yellow bone marrow.
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Yellow boy

  • a gold coin, as a guinea. Slang Arbuthnot.
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Yellow brier

  • . (Bot.) See under Brier.
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yellow bristle grass

  • noun common weedy and bristly grass found in nearly all temperate areas
    yellow bristle grass; glaucous bristlegrass; yellow bristlegrass; Setaria glauca.
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yellow bristlegrass

  • noun common weedy and bristly grass found in nearly all temperate areas
    yellow bristle grass; glaucous bristlegrass; yellow bristlegrass; Setaria glauca.
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Yellow bugle

  • noun low-growing annual with yellow flowers dotted red; faintly aromatic of pine resin; Europe, British Isles and North Africa
    ground pine; Ajuga chamaepitys.
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  • (Bot.), a European labiate plant (Ajuga Chamæpitys).
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Yellow bunting

  • noun European bunting the male being bright yellow
    Emberiza citrinella; yellowhammer.
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  • (Zoöl.), the European yellow-hammer.
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Yellow cat

  • (Zoöl.), a yellow catfish; especially, the bashaw.
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yellow cattley guava

  • noun small tropical shrubby tree bearing small yellowish fruit
    strawberry guava; guava; Psidium littorale.
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yellow cedar

  • noun tall evergreen of the Pacific coast of North America often cultivated for ornament
    yellow cedar; Nootka cypress; Chamaecyparis nootkatensis; Alaska cedar.
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yellow chamomile

  • noun Eurasian perennial herb with hairy divided leaves and yellow flowers; naturalized in North America
    golden marguerite; Anthemis tinctoria; dyers' chamomile.
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yellow chestnut oak

  • noun medium-sized deciduous tree of the eastern United States that yields a strong durable wood
    chinquapin oak; Quercus muehlenbergii; chinkapin oak.
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yellow cleavers

  • noun common yellow-flowered perennial bedstraw; North America and Europe and Asia
    Galium verum; yellow bedstraw; Our Lady's bedstraw.
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yellow clintonia

  • noun common woodland herb of temperate North America having yellow nodding flowers and small round blue fruits
    heal all; Clintonia borealis.
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yellow colicroot

  • noun colicroot with yellow-bracted racemose flowers; smaller than Aletris farinosa; southeastern United States
    Aletris aurea.
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Yellow copper ore

  • a sulphide of copper and iron; copper pyrites. See Chalcopyrite.
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Yellow copperas

  • (Min.), a hydrous sulphate of iron; called also copiapite.
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Yellow cress

  • (Bot.), a yellow-flowered, cruciferous plant (Barbarea præcox), sometimes grown as a salad plant.
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yellow cypress

  • noun tall evergreen of the Pacific coast of North America often cultivated for ornament
    yellow cedar; Nootka cypress; Chamaecyparis nootkatensis; Alaska cedar.
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yellow delicious

  • noun a sweet eating apple with yellow skin
    Golden Delicious.
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Yellow dock

  • noun European dock with broad obtuse leaves and bitter rootstock common as a weed in North America
    Rumex obtusifolius; broad-leaved dock; bitter dock.
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  • . (Bot.) See the Note under Dock.
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yellow dwarf

  • noun any of several virus diseases of plants characterized by stunting and yellowing of the leaves
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yellow dwarf of potato

  • noun the yellow dwarf disease of potato plants
    potato yellow dwarf.
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Yellow earth

  • a yellowish clay, colored by iron, sometimes used as a yellow pigment.
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Yellow fever

  • noun caused by a flavivirus transmitted by a mosquito
    black vomit; yellow fever.
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  • (Med.), a malignant, contagious, febrile disease of warm climates, attended with jaundice, producing a yellow color of the skin, and with the black vomit. See Black vomit, in the Vocabulary.
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Yellow flag

  • noun common yellow-flowered iris of Europe and North Africa, naturalized in United States and often cultivated
    Iris pseudacorus; yellow iris; yellow flag.
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  • the quarantine flag. See under Quarantine, and 3d Flag.
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yellow foxglove

  • noun European yellow-flowered foxglove
    Digitalis lutea; straw foxglove.
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yellow foxtail

  • noun common weedy and bristly grass found in nearly all temperate areas
    yellow bristle grass; glaucous bristlegrass; yellow bristlegrass; Setaria glauca.
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yellow giant hyssop

  • noun erect perennial with stout stems and yellow-green flowers; southern Canada and southeastern United States
    Agastache nepetoides.
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yellow globe lily

  • noun globe lily having open branched clusters of clear yellow egg-shaped flowers; northern California
    golden fairy lantern; Calochortus amabilis.
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yellow goatfish

  • noun schooling goatfish; greyish with yellow stripe
    Mulloidichthys martinicus.
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yellow granadilla

  • noun West Indian passionflower; cultivated for its yellow edible fruit
    Jamaica honeysuckle; Passiflora laurifolia.
  • noun the edible yellow fruit of the Jamaica honeysuckle
    bell apple; sweet cup; water lemon.
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yellow green

  • noun a shade of green tinged with yellow
    pea green; chartreuse; yellowish green; Paris green.
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yellow gurnard

  • noun a kind of gurnard
    tub gurnard; Trigla lucerna.
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yellow hawkweed

  • noun European hawkweed introduced into northeastern United States; locally troublesome weeds
    Hieracium praealtum; king devil.
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yellow henbane

  • noun found on sea beaches from Virginia to South America having greenish-yellow flowers and orange or yellow berries
    Physalis viscosa.
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yellow honeysuckle

  • noun climbing deciduous shrub with fragrant yellow (later orange) flowers in terminal whorls; southeastern United States
    Lonicera flava.
  • noun twining deciduous shrub with clusters of purple-tinged yellow-green flowers; northeastern America
    Lonicera dioica.
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yellow horned poppy

  • noun yellow-flowered Eurasian glaucous herb naturalized in along sandy shores in eastern North America
    horn poppy; Glaucium flavum; horned poppy; sea poppy.
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yellow hornet

  • noun small yellow-marked social wasp commonly nesting in the ground
    yellow hornet; Vespula maculifrons.
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yellow iris

  • noun common yellow-flowered iris of Europe and North Africa, naturalized in United States and often cultivated
    Iris pseudacorus; yellow iris; yellow flag.
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yellow ironweed

  • noun perennial herb with showy yellow flowers; the eastern United States
    Actinomeris alternifolia; golden honey plant; Verbesina alternifolia; wingstem; golden ironweed.
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yellow jacaranda

  • noun semi-evergreen South American tree with odd-pinnate leaves and golden yellow flowers cultivated as an ornamental
    tipu; tipu tree; pride of Bolivia.
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Yellow jack

  • noun caused by a flavivirus transmitted by a mosquito
    black vomit; yellow fever.
  • noun yellow flag hoist on a ship in quarantine
  • noun fish of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
    Caranx bartholomaei.
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  • . (a) The yellow fever. See under 2d Jack. (b) The quarantine flag. See under Quarantine.
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Yellow jacket

  • noun a barbiturate (trade name Nembutal) used as a sedative and hypnotic and antispasmodic
    pentobarbital; pentobarbital sodium; Nembutal.
  • noun small yellow-marked social wasp commonly nesting in the ground
    yellow hornet; Vespula maculifrons.
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  • (Zoöl.), any one of several species of American social wasps of the genus Vespa, in which the color of the body is partly bright yellow. These wasps are noted for their irritability, and for their painful stings.
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yellow jasmine

  • noun poisonous woody evergreen vine of southeastern United States having fragrant yellow funnel-shaped flowers
    Gelsemium sempervirens; yellow jasmine; Carolina jasmine; evening trumpet flower.
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yellow jessamine

  • noun poisonous woody evergreen vine of southeastern United States having fragrant yellow funnel-shaped flowers
    Gelsemium sempervirens; yellow jasmine; Carolina jasmine; evening trumpet flower.
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yellow journalism

  • noun sensationalist journalism
    tabloid; tab.
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yellow lady's slipper

  • noun maroon to purple-brown orchid with yellow lip; Europe, North America and Japan
    Cypripedium calceolus; yellow lady's slipper; Cypripedium parviflorum.
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yellow lady-slipper

  • noun maroon to purple-brown orchid with yellow lip; Europe, North America and Japan
    Cypripedium calceolus; yellow lady's slipper; Cypripedium parviflorum.
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Yellow lead ore

  • (Min.), wulfenite.
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Yellow lemur

  • (Zoöl.), the kinkajou.
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yellow light

  • noun the signal to proceed with caution
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yellow locust

  • noun large thorny tree of eastern and central United States having pinnately compound leaves and drooping racemes of white flowers; widely naturalized in many varieties in temperate regions
    Robinia pseudoacacia; black locust.
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yellow loosestrife

  • noun frequently considered a weed; Europe and Asia
    Lysimachia vulgaris; garden loosestrife.
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yellow lupine

  • noun yellow-flowered European lupine cultivated for forage
    Lupinus luteus.
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Yellow macauco

  • (Zoöl.), the kinkajou.
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Yellow mackerel

  • (Zoöl.), the jurel.
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yellow man

  • noun offensive term for an Asian man
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yellow mariposa tulip

  • noun mariposa having clusters of a few large deep yellow bell-shaped flowers atop slender stems; California coastal ranges
    Calochortus luteus.
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yellow marrow

  • noun bone marrow that is yellow with fat; found at the ends of long bones in adults
    yellow bone marrow.
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Yellow metal

  • noun a brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha brass; used in making castings and hot-worked products
    alpha-beta brass; Muntz metal.
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  • . Same as Muntz metal, under Metal.
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yellow milkwort

  • noun bog plant of pine barrens of southeastern United States having spikes of irregular yellow-orange flowers
    Polygala lutea; yellow bachelor's button; candyweed; orange milkwort.
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yellow mombin

  • noun tropical American tree having edible yellow fruit
    hog plum; Spondias mombin; yellow mombin.
  • noun yellow oval tropical fruit
    hog plum.
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yellow mombin tree

  • noun tropical American tree having edible yellow fruit
    hog plum; Spondias mombin; yellow mombin.
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yellow mountain saxifrage

  • noun tufted evergreen perennial having ciliate leaves and yellow corymbose flowers often spotted orange
    Saxifraga aizoides.
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yellow nutgrass

  • noun European sedge having small edible nutlike tubers
    chufa; ground almond; Cyperus esculentus; rush nut; earth almond.
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yellow oak

  • noun medium to large deciduous timber tree of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for tanning; broad five-lobed leaves are bristle-tipped
    quercitron; black oak; quercitron oak; Quercus velutina.
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Yellow ocher

  • noun pigment consisting of a limonite mixed with clay and silica
    yellow ocher.
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  • (Min.), an impure, earthy variety of brown iron ore, which is used as a pigment.
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yellow ochre

  • noun pigment consisting of a limonite mixed with clay and silica
    yellow ocher.
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yellow oleander

  • noun tropical American shrub or small tree having glossy dark green leaves and fragrant saffron yellow to orange or peach- colored flowers; all parts highly poisonous
    Thevetia peruviana; Thevetia neriifolia.
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Yellow oxeye

  • (Bot.), a yellow-flowered plant (Chrysanthemum segetum) closely related to the oxeye daisy.
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yellow pages

  • noun a telephone directory or section of a directory (usually printed on yellow paper) where business products and services are listed alphabetically by field along with classified advertising
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yellow paper daisy

  • noun Australian plant naturalized in Spain having flowers of lemon yellow to deep gold; the frequent choice of those who love dried flowers
    golden everlasting; strawflower; Helichrysum bracteatum.
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yellow parilla

  • noun a woody vine of eastern North America having large oval leaves and small white flowers and purple to blue-black fruits
    common moonseed; Canada moonseed; Menispermum canadense.
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yellow pea

  • noun western United States bushy herb having yellow pea-like flowers
    Thermopsis macrophylla; golden pea; false lupine.
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Yellow perch

  • noun North American perch
    Perca flavescens.
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  • (Zoöl.), the common American perch. See Perch.
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yellow peril

  • noun the threat to Western civilization said to arise from the power of Asiatic peoples
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Yellow pike

  • (Zoöl.), the wall-eye.
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yellow pimpernel

  • noun trailing European evergreen with yellow flowers
    Lysimachia nemorum.
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Yellow pine

  • noun any of various pines having yellow wood
  • noun hard yellowish wood of a yellow pine
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  • (Bot.), any of several kinds of pine; also, their yellowish and generally durable timber. Among the most common are valuable species are Pinus mitis and P. palustris of the Eastern and Southern States, and P. ponderosa and P. Arizonica of the Rocky Mountains and Pacific States.
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yellow pitcher plant

  • noun pitcher plant of southeastern United States having erect yellow trumpet-shaped pitchers with wide mouths and erect lids
    Sarracenia flava; trumpets; huntsman's horns; huntsman's horn; yellow pitcher plant.
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Yellow plover

  • (Zoöl.), the golden plover.
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yellow pond lily

  • noun common water lily of eastern and central North America, having broad leaves and globe-shaped yellow flowers; in sluggish fresh or slightly brackish water
    cow lily; spatterdock; Nuphar advena.
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yellow poplar

  • noun light easily worked wood of a tulip tree; used for furniture and veneer
    true tulipwood; whitewood; tulipwood; white poplar.
  • noun tall North American deciduous timber tree having large tulip-shaped greenish yellow flowers and conelike fruit; yields soft white woods used especially for cabinet work
    tulip tree; Liriodendron tulipifera; tulip poplar; canary whitewood.
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Yellow precipitate

  • (Med. Chem.), an oxide of mercury which is thrown down as an amorphous yellow powder on adding corrosive sublimate to limewater.
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yellow prussiate of potash

  • noun a cyanide compound that is prepared by the reaction of potassium cyanide with ferrous salts; commonly used by gardeners
    potassium ferrocyanide.
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Yellow puccoon

  • . (Bot.) Same as Orangeroot.
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yellow race

  • noun an Asian race
    Mongoloid race; Mongolian race.
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Yellow rail

  • (Zoöl.), a small American rail (Porzana Noveboracensis) in which the lower parts are dull yellow, darkest on the breast. The back is streaked with brownish yellow and with black, and spotted with white. Called also yellow crake.
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Yellow rattle, Yellow rocket

  • . (Bot.) See under Rattle, and Rocket.
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yellow river

  • noun a major river of Asia in northern China; flows generally eastward into the Yellow Sea; carries large quantities of yellow silt to its delta
    Huang He; Hwang Ho.
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yellow rocket

  • noun noxious cress with yellow flowers; sometimes placed in genus Sisymbrium
    Sisymbrium barbarea; rocket cress; rockcress; Barbarea vulgaris.
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yellow root

  • noun perennial herb of northeastern United States having a thick knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves
    goldenseal; turmeric root; golden seal; Hydrastis Canadensis.
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Yellow Sally

  • (Zoöl.), a greenish or yellowish European stone fly of the genus Chloroperla; so called by anglers.
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yellow salsify

  • noun European perennial naturalized throughout United States having hollow stems with a few long narrow tapered leaves and each bearing a solitary pale yellow flower
    Tragopogon dubius.
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yellow sand verbena

  • noun plant having hemispherical heads of yellow trumpet-shaped flowers; found in coastal dunes from California to British Columbia
    Abronia latifolia.
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Yellow sculpin

  • (Zoöl.), the dragonet.
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yellow sea

  • noun part of the Pacific off the east coast of Asia
    Huang Hai.
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Yellow snake

  • (Zoöl.), a West Indian boa (Chilobothrus inornatus) common in Jamaica. It becomes from eight to ten long. The body is yellowish or yellowish green, mixed with black, and anteriorly with black lines.
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yellow spiny daisy

  • noun slender perennial of western North America having weakly bristly leaves and yellow flower heads
    Haplopappus spinulosus.
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Yellow spot

  • noun any of several fungous or viral diseases characterized by yellow spotting on the leaves
  • noun a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision
    macular area; macula; macula lutea.
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  • . (a) (Anat.) A small yellowish spot with a central pit, the fovea centralis, in the center of the retina where vision is most accurate. See Eye. (b) (Zoöl.) A small American butterfly (Polites Peckius) of the Skipper family. Its wings are brownish, with a large, irregular, bright yellow spot on each of the hind wings, most conspicuous beneath. Called also Peck's skipper. See Illust. under Skipper, n., 5.
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yellow spot fungus

  • noun fungus causing yellow spot (a sugarcane disease in Australia)
    Cercospora kopkei.
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yellow spruce

  • noun medium-sized spruce of eastern North America; chief lumber spruce of the area; source of pulpwood
    Picea rubens; eastern spruce; red spruce.
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yellow squash

  • noun any of various squash plants grown for their yellow fruits with somewhat elongated necks
  • noun squash having yellow skin and yellowish flesh and usually elongated neck
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yellow star-thistle

  • noun European weed having a winged stem and hairy leaves; adventive in the eastern United States
    Barnaby's thistle; Centaurea solstitialis.
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yellow sweet clover

  • noun biennial yellow-flowered Eurasian plant having aromatic leaves used as carminative or flavoring agent; widely cultivated especially as green manure or cover crop
    Melilotus officinalis.
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Yellow tit

  • (Zoöl.), any one of several species of crested titmice of the genus Machlolophus, native of India. The predominating colors of the plumage are yellow and green.
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yellow trefoil

  • noun prostrate European herb with small yellow flowers and curved black pods; naturalized in North America
    black medick; hop clover; nonesuch clover; Medicago lupulina.
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yellow trumpet

  • noun pitcher plant of southeastern United States having erect yellow trumpet-shaped pitchers with wide mouths and erect lids
    Sarracenia flava; trumpets; huntsman's horns; huntsman's horn; yellow pitcher plant.
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yellow turnip

  • noun the large yellow root of a rutabaga plant used as food
    swedish turnip; swede; rutabaga.
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yellow twining snapdragon

  • noun southwestern United States plant with yellow flowers on stems that twist and twine through other vegetation
    Antirrhinum filipes.
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yellow vetchling

  • noun scrambling perennial Eurasian wild pea having yellowish flowers and compressed seed pods; cultivated for forage
    meadow pea; Lathyrus pratensis; common vetchling.
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Yellow viper

  • (Zoöl.), the fer-de-lance.
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Yellow warbler

  • noun yellow-throated American wood warbler
    golden warbler; yellowbird; Dendroica petechia.
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  • (Zoöl.), any one of several species of American warblers of the genus Dendroica in which the predominant color is yellow, especially D. æstiva, which is a very abundant and familiar species; called also garden warbler, golden warbler, summer yellowbird, summer warbler, and yellow-poll warbler.
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Yellow wash

  • (Pharm.), yellow oxide of mercury suspended in water, a mixture prepared by adding corrosive sublimate to limewater.
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yellow water flag

  • noun common yellow-flowered iris of Europe and North Africa, naturalized in United States and often cultivated
    Iris pseudacorus; yellow iris; yellow flag.
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yellow water lily

  • noun a water lily with yellow flowers
    Nuphar lutea.
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yellow watercress

  • noun annual or biennial cress growing in damp places sometimes used in salads or as a potherb; troublesome weed in some localities
    marsh cress; Rorippa islandica.
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yellow woman

  • noun offensive term for an Asian woman
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Yellow wren

  • (Zoöl.) (a) The European willow warbler. (b) The European wood warbler.
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yellow-banded

  • adjective satellite having yellow bands
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yellow-beige

  • adjective satellite of beige tinged with yellow;
    yellowish-beige.
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yellow-bellied

  • adjective satellite easily frightened
    white-livered; yellow; chickenhearted; lily-livered; chicken.
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yellow-bellied sapsucker

  • noun eastern North American sapsucker having a pale yellow abdomen
    Sphyrapicus varius.
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yellow-bellied terrapin

  • noun freshwater turtle of United States and South America; frequently raised commercially; some young sold as pets
    slider; Pseudemys scripta.
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yellow-blindness

  • noun a form of dichromacy characterized by lowered sensitivity to yellow light; so rare that its existence has been questioned
    tetartanopia.
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yellow-blue color blindness

  • noun confusion of yellow and blue
    yellow-blue color blindness.
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yellow-blue dichromacy

  • noun confusion of yellow and blue
    yellow-blue color blindness.
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yellow-breasted bunting

  • noun common in Russia and Siberia
    Emberiza aureola.
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yellow-breasted chat

  • noun American warbler noted for imitating songs of other birds
    Icteria virens.
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yellow-brown

  • adjective satellite of a medium to dark brownish yellow color
    amber; brownish-yellow.
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yellow-covered

Yel"low-cov`ered adjective
Definitions
  1. Covered or bound in yellow paper.
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yellow-crowned night heron

  • noun North American night heron
    Nyctanassa violacea.
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yellow-dog contract

  • noun a labor contract (now illegal) whereby the employee agrees not to join a trade union
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yellow-eyed

Yel"low-eyed` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having yellow eyes.
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yellow-eyed grass

  • noun any of several rushlike plants, especially of the pine barrens of southern United States
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yellow-eyed grass family

  • noun plants of tropical to temperate regions; usually in wet places
    Xyridaceae; family Xyridaceae.
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yellow-fever mosquito

  • noun mosquito that transmits yellow fever and dengue
    Aedes aegypti.
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yellow-golds

Yel"low-golds` noun
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A certain plant, probably the yellow oxeye. B. Jonson.
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yellow-gray

  • adjective satellite of grey tinged with yellow
    yellowish-gray; yellowish-grey; yellow-gray.
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yellow-green

  • adjective satellite of a color midway between yellow and green
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yellow-green algae

  • noun any alga of the division Chrysophyta with its chlorophyll masked by yellow pigment
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yellow-grey

  • adjective satellite of grey tinged with yellow
    yellowish-gray; yellowish-grey; yellow-gray.
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yellow-leaf sickle pine

  • noun a rain forest tree or shrub of New Caledonia having a conic crown and pale green sickle-shaped leaves; host species for the rare parasite yew
    Falcatifolium taxoides.
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yellow-marked

  • adjective satellite having yellow marks
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yellow-orange

  • adjective satellite of orange tinged with yellow
    yellowish-orange.
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yellow-shafted flicker

  • noun large flicker of eastern North America with a red neck and yellow undersurface to wings and tail
    Colaptes auratus; yellowhammer.
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yellow-spotted

  • adjective satellite having yellow spots
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yellow-striped

  • adjective satellite having yellow stripes
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yellow-throated marten

  • noun large yellow and black marten of southern China and Burma
    Charronia flavigula.
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yellow-tinged

  • adjective satellite of a color tinged with yellow
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yellow-tipped

  • adjective satellite of a flower tipped with yellow
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yellow-white

  • adjective satellite of a white tinged with yellow
    yellowish-white.
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