somewhat yellow; yellowish.

1660–70; yellow + -y1 Unabridged
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yellow (ˈjɛləʊ)
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
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)
12.  to make or become yellow
Related: xanthous
[Old English geolu; related to Old Saxon, Old High German gelo, Old Norse gulr, Latin helvus]

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Example sentences
There are filters so yellowy that the sky turns green.
They recognized the yellowy odors and bulbous eyes, if not the particular face.
It was yellowy-white, with a consistency somewhere between wax and chalk.
In early or superficial frostbite in the unthawed state the skin is yellowy-grey, painless, numb and leathery to the touch.
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