from The Century Dictionary.

  • Straw-colored; stramineous.
  • noun An extremely luminous, very cool yellow color, of somewhat reduced chroma, recalling the color of yellow straw, but cooler in hue. There is a wide range of chroma in colors called by this name.


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  • His costume was in keeping with his pretty caïque, which was painted a delicate straw-color and had white linen cushions.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 102, June, 1876

  • Both rind and pulp are of a pale straw-color; hence the name, to distinguish this species from the ordinary golden-colored fruit, which is far inferior to the white.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 29, August, 1873

  • The river was very wide, silvery, streaked with pale-green and violet, and straw-color from the evening sky.

    Three Soldiers

  • There had been journeys to Niagara and up the Hudson, in the family coach, straw-color outside with linings and cushions of brilliant blue.

    Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910

  • The grass is thick and brittle and bleached straw-color toward the end of the season.

    The Walking Woman

  • It was perfection in every detail and in the _ensemble_ which greeted the eye, the ear, every sense, and all mental endowments, from the vestibule in marble and rugs to the inner boudoir and sanctum of the mistress of the house, hung with pale rose and straw-color in mingled folds of stamped Indian silks, priceless in color and quality.

    Crowded Out! and Other Sketches

  • The deep wine-color of the sumachs and gum-trees is already visible, and the straw-color of the dog-wood and beech.

    Wild Flowers. Specimen Days

  • Some of the flowering plants, also, the sarsaparillas and May-stars, with their finely-cut leaves, are frequently of a soft, clear straw-color.

    Rural Hours

  • Generally they are a pale green, but at times, on some trees, straw-color.

    Rural Hours

  • Our delicate repast was capped by "black" coffee of an indefinite straw-color, and with globules of grease on the surface.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume I. (of X.)


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