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[yel-oh-ish] /ˈyɛl oʊ ɪʃ/
somewhat yellow; tinged with yellow; yellowy.
Origin of yellowish
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at yellow, -ish1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Along one side of each kidney may be seen a yellowish glistening mass, the adrenal body.

  • In the first place, its blood was green, a yellowish pussy green.

    Cat and Mouse Ralph Williams
  • yellowish white flesh, crisp and beautiful flavor, from a mingling of the acid and saccharine.

    Soil Culture J. H. Walden
  • "Be polite, Simonetti," I said to the panic in his yellowish face.

    Vigorish Gordon Randall Garrett
  • This decoration is painted in red and white colors on a gray or yellowish ground.

    The Swastika Thomas Wilson
  • Bake until a yellowish brown, about three-fourths of an hour.

  • In colour they range from a pale stony or yellowish shade to a rich dark brown, almost black with a bluish tone.

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