from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tending toward a yellow color; of or relating to xanthin; yellow, referring to the color of the urine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Tending toward a yellow color, or to one of those colors, green being excepted, in which yellow is a constituent, as scarlet, orange, etc.
  • adjective Possessing, imparting, or producing a yellow color.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to xanthic acid, or its compounds; xanthogenic.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to xanthin.
  • adjective (Chem.) a heavy, astringent, colorless oil, C2H5O.CS.SH, having a pungent odor. It is produced by leading carbon disulphide into a hot alcoholic solution of potassium hydroxide. So called from the yellow color of many of its salts. Called also xanthogenic acid.
  • adjective (Bot.) those colors (of flowers) having some tinge of yellow; -- opposed to cyanic colors. See under Cyanic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of a yellowish colour.


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