yellowish

[yel-oh-ish]
adjective
somewhat yellow; tinged with yellow; yellowy.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see yellow, -ish1

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yellow (ˈjɛləʊ)
 
n
1.  any of a group of colours that vary in saturation but have the same hue. They lie in the approximate wavelength range 585--575 nanometres. Yellow is the complementary colour of blue and with cyan and magenta forms a set of primary coloursRelated: xanthous
2.  a pigment or dye of or producing these colours
3.  yellow cloth or clothing: dressed in yellow
4.  the yolk of an egg
5.  a yellow ball in snooker, etc
6.  any of a group of pieridine butterflies the males of which have yellow or yellowish wings, esp the clouded yellows (Colias spp.) and the brimstone
 
adj
7.  of the colour yellow
8.  yellowish in colour or having parts or marks that are yellowish: yellow jasmine
9.  having a yellowish skin; Mongoloid
10.  informal cowardly or afraid
11.  offensively sensational, as a cheap newspaper (esp in the phrase yellow press)
 
vb
12.  to make or become yellow
 
Related: xanthous
 
[Old English geolu; related to Old Saxon, Old High German gelo, Old Norse gulr, Latin helvus]
 
'yellowish
 
adj
 
'yellowly
 
adv
 
'yellowness
 
n
 
'yellowy
 
adj

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Example sentences
Foliage is yellowish green in spring, bright green by summer, brilliant yellow
  in fall.
People can be made to see reddish green and yellowish blue-colors forbidden by
  theories of color perception.
Then, they stop moving around so much and start to turn a yellowish color and
  get more tan, and that's the pupa forming.
The yellowish part in the upper right of this false color image is that
  volcanic vent.
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