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fulvous

[fuhl-vuh s] /ˈfʌl vəs/
adjective
1.
tawny; dull yellowish-gray or yellowish-brown.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin fulvus deep yellow, tawny, reddish-yellow; see -ous
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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.
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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