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fulvous

[fuhl-vuh s] /ˈfʌl vəs/
adjective
1.
tawny; dull yellowish-gray or yellowish-brown.
Origin of fulvous
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin fulvus deep yellow, tawny, reddish-yellow; see -ous
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  • It settled on a chip of wood, uncoiled its delicate proboscis, and spread its fulvous and deeply indented wings.

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  • There is a sunburst upon the chest of a white or fulvous hue.

    True Bear Stories Joaquin Miller
  • The plant occurs in several forms, a gray or mouse colored form, and a brownish or fulvous form, and sometimes nearly white.

  • The colour is fulvous; which in darker specimens has a tinge of red.

  • The wings on the under side are fulvous, mottled with dark brown and white, and spotted with conspicuous white spots.

    The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland
  • On the under side the fore wings are fulvous, tipped with ferruginous.

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  • Color of venter and parapodia grey; elytra at present grey over a fulvous ground.

  • These spots in the typical form lacinia are fulvous, and the bands are broad.

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  • The wings on the under side are yellow, shaded with fulvous on the primaries, on which the dark markings are heavy.

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  • On the under side the primaries are fulvous on the costa at the base.

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British Dictionary definitions for fulvous

fulvous

/ˈfʌlvəs; ˈfʊl-/
adjective
1.
of a dull brownish-yellow colour; tawny
Word Origin
C17: from Latin fulvus reddish yellow, gold-coloured, tawny; probably related to fulgēre to shine
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