from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The color of a faded leaf; a yellowish-brown color.
  • Of a dead-leaf color.

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

  • noun See feullemort.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the color of a dead or faded leaf: dull brown or yellowish brown.


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  • Tawny filemot gilding the valleys, each seam and rut a scroll or arabesque, and all the year pouring out her heart's blood to flush the maples, the great impurpled granites warm with the sunshine they have drunk all summer!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 28, February, 1860

  • The walls were panelled; each panel was comparted like a modern office-desk, and each compartment crowded with labelled folios all filemot with age and use.

    Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ


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