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  • adj. Tawny-coloured.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tawny; dull yellow, with a mixture of gray and brown.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Reddish-yellow in color; tawny.


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From Latin fulvus, reddish-brown.


  • "The difference the professor points out, namely the fulvous colour and the thinner undeveloped horns, exist in various specimens of the

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • We are on the edge of the muddy, fulvous Lion River, hot as tea, and are running through drinking water almost as fast as we can filter it.

    Richard Bangs: Following Brad and Angelina to Namibia, Part II

  • It was a minute anatomical and generally descriptive account of the large fulvous Ourang-Outang of the East Indian Islands.

    The Murders in the Rue Morgue

  • The upper wings of the moth which Jacob held were undoubtedly marked with kidney – shaped spots of a fulvous hue.

    Jacob's Room

  • They stood a moment watching his low fulvous body steal across the track.

    Maid in Waiting

  • Wings of a somewhat chalky white, the anterior with three rufous dots on the costa before the middle, of which the third is the largest, and near the apex a large brown spot, fulvous towards the costa, clouded with bluish white, connected with the inner margin by four indistinct yellow dots; forehead red; head, thorax, and abdomen, white; palpi red at the apex; feet white first and second pairs spotted with red.

    Journals of expeditions of discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in the years 1840-1

  • ‘I should like a fiery dress, a yellow dress, a fulvous dress to wear in the evening.’

    The Waves

  • He could make out a dust storm as a deeper-brown blot on the fulvous crescent.

    Inconstant Star

  • For two nights Caris sat near that tall, gangly figure bent over the fire, gazing into the embers with his spectacles throwing back the fulvous glow, watching the roads for the approach of danger or, indeed, of anyone or anything that might come upon them and spread word of their presence.

    The Silicon Mage

  • In the fulvous sunlight, Salteris stood in front of the shed, unmoving save for the wind stirring his black robes and silky hair.

    The Silent Tower


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