Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Straw-colored.
  • noun In mineralogy, a splintery fracture.

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

  • adjective obsolete Of a straw color; greenish yellow.

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

  • adjective obsolete Of a straw colour; greenish-yellow.
  • noun organic chemistry Loline, an alkaloid with the formula C₈H₁₄N₂O.

Etymologies

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Latin festula stalk, straw. Compare fescue. The chemical is called "festucine" because it is found in Festuca (its synonym "loline" reflects its presence in Lolium).

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