American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Somewhat yellow; tinged with yellow.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to be yellow; somewhat yellow; yellowy: as, the yellowish monitor, Varanus flavescens.
- adj. Somewhat yellow (in colour).
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Somewhat yellow.
- adj. of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk
- yellow + -ish (Wiktionary)
“The trout of the Río Yaqui, Río Mayo, and Río San Lorenzo drainages are characterized by yellowish background colors and a pink rainbow band in mature fish.”
“One soft feathery head was in yellowish green, another of more neutral colour; and blending with them were the tints of a few reddish soft-tinted alders below.”
“The slaty colour of Wolf's drawing is probably due to an incorrect conception of Hodgson's term grey, which he defines as a yellowish-grey.”
“Previously thought to be an "animal-only" pigment, bilirubin is best known as the yellowish hue associated with bruises and jaundice sufferers.”
“Previously thought to be an "animal-only" pigment, bilirubin is best known as the yellowish hue associated with bruises and”
“Mmmm, actually the resulting sauce is kind of yellowish, you get this color just by mixing the ingredients really, no secret technique.”
“A kind of yellowish fog seeped in through the chinks in the windows, so much so that Madame Maigret had said:”
“A kind of yellowish-purple funk with spots on it is melting me.”
“The banks were of clay and sandstone, from 20 to 30 feet high, the water was discolored to a kind of yellowish white.”
“Arrived at the Sebastian river, an arm of the sea flowing in among long stretches of salt-marsh clad in a kind of yellowish grass, and inhabited by innumerable wild fowl that make the air ring with their cries, the horse-car stops, you are transferred to an omnibus, brown-skinned Minorcans and French touters for hotels surround you; the horn sounds ta-ra! ta-ra-ta-ra! and you rattle through the streets to the hotel.”
The Great South; A Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian Territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland
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