Definitions

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  • adj. Of a yellowish colour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of a yellowish color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Yellow-tinged; tending to be or become luteous.

Etymologies

Latin luteus yellow. See -escent. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Face and pectus silvery; antennæ black, arista longer than the thorax; thorax with three broad reddish cupreous stripes; abdomen with broad cupreous purple bands; femora lutescent, tibiæ piceous, fore femora blackish towards the tips, tarsi black; wings black, tips snow-white, fore branch of the præbrachial vein slightly curved inward, discal transverse vein much curved outward; halteres tawny, with black tips.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • _ Head slightly gilded; mystax with a few black bristles and many gilded bristles; beard testaceous-whitish; sides of the abdomen and hind borders of the segments lutescent.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

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