fulvous

[fuhl-vuh s]
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adjective

tawny; dull yellowish-gray or yellowish-brown.

Nearby words

  1. fulness,
  2. fulsome,
  3. fulsomely,
  4. fulton,
  5. fulton, robert,
  6. fumadiddle,
  7. fumage,
  8. fumarase,
  9. fumarate,
  10. fumariaceous

Origin of fulvous

1655–65; < Latin fulvus deep yellow, tawny, reddish-yellow; see -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for fulvous

fulvous

adjective

of a dull brownish-yellow colour; tawny

Word Origin for fulvous

C17: from Latin fulvus reddish yellow, gold-coloured, tawny; probably related to fulgēre to shine

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