- tawny; dull yellowish-gray or yellowish-brown.
Origin of fulvous
1655–65; < Latin fulvus deep yellow, tawny, reddish-yellow; see -ous
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Examples from the Web for fulvous
There is a sunburst upon the chest of a white or fulvous hue.True Bear Stories
The colour is fulvous; which in darker specimens has a tinge of red.Eccentricities of the Animal Creation.
These spots in the typical form lacinia are fulvous, and the bands are broad.
On the under side the fore wings are fulvous, tipped with ferruginous.
On the under side the primaries are fulvous on the costa at the base.
- of a dull brownish-yellow colour; tawny
C17: from Latin fulvus reddish yellow, gold-coloured, tawny; probably related to fulgēre to shine
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