fulvous

[fuhl-vuhs]
adjective
tawny; dull yellowish-gray or yellowish-brown.

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin fulvus deep yellow, tawny, reddish-yellow; see -ous

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fulvous (ˈfʌlvəs, ˈfʊl-)
 
adj
of a dull brownish-yellow colour; tawny
 
[C17: from Latin fulvus reddish yellow, gold-coloured, tawny; probably related to fulgēre to shine]

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Its body and legs are a uniform fulvous or tawny hue.
Grayish to blackish brown with a good mixture of fulvous-tipped hairs.
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