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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See macula lutea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The spot on a snooker table where the yellow ball is normally placed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. A small American butterfly (Polites Peckius) of the Skipper family. Its wings are brownish, with a large, irregular, bright yellow spot on each of the hind wings, most conspicuous beneath. Called also Peck's skipper. See Illust. under Skipper, n., 5.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision
  • n. any of several fungous or viral diseases characterized by yellow spotting on the leaves

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  • A small yellowish spot with a central pit, the
    fovea centralis, in the center of the retina where vision is most accurate.

    December 30, 2008