[ loo-tee-uh s ]
/ ˈlu ti əs /
(of yellow) having a light to medium greenish tinge.
Origin of luteous
1650–60; < Latin lūteus golden-yellow, equivalent to lūt(um) yellowweed + -eus -eous
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Examples from the Web for luteous
The stem is equal or slightly enlarged above, stuffed, luteous, minutely scaly.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise|M. E. Hard
Abdomen with a luteous band on the hind border of each segment.
Thorax with two luteous bands in front, and with a luteous spot hindward.
British Dictionary definitions for luteous
/ (ˈluːtɪəs) /
of a light to moderate greenish-yellow colour
Word Origin for luteous
C17: from Latin lūteus yellow
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