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straw color

a pale yellow similar to the color of straw.
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straw-colored, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A new fruit of middle sized, and handsome conical shape, red towards the sun, and a straw-color on the other side.

    British Pomology Robert Hogg
  • The pores or alveoli are angular elongated, white at first, then straw-color.

  • The beds of papyrus on the banks now grew partly on dry land, and their rank green had faded to straw-color.

  • Jaune of Smith (Yellow Noisette), straw-color, large and full.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
  • The shell is brown to straw-color, stained with purplish-brown without, and has a bright salmon-red or purplish-pink interior.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
  • The buildings are painted blue or green, straw-color, and white—the doors being differently colored from the houses.

  • The deep wine-color of the sumachs and gum-treesis already visible, and the straw-color of the dog-wood and beech.

    Complete Prose Works Walt Whitman
  • The river was very wide, silvery, streaked with pale-green and violet, and straw-color from the evening sky.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • Underparts and forehead white; crown sooty; back blackish streaked with straw-color.

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