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luteous

[loo-tee-uh s]
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adjective
  1. (of yellow) having a light to medium greenish tinge.
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Origin of luteous

1650–60; < Latin lūteus golden-yellow, equivalent to lūt(um) yellowweed + -eus -eous
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luteous

adjective
  1. of a light to moderate greenish-yellow colour
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin lūteus yellow
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Word Origin and History for luteous

adj.

"orange-yellow," 1650s, from Latin luteus "golden-yellow, orange-yellow," from lutum, the name of a plant used in dying yellow, of unknown origin.

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