from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a yellowish colour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending toward a yellow color, or to one of those colors, green being excepted, in which yellow is a constituent, as scarlet, orange, etc.
  • adj.
  • adj. Possessing, imparting, or producing a yellow color.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to xanthic acid, or its compounds; xanthogenic.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to xanthin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending toward a yellow color; of or relating to xanthin; yellow, referring to the color of the urine.


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  • As in scarily blonde, yellow, xanthic hair, Rapunzel-gold and terrifying.

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  • On this day, it was ornamental designs engraved on tombstones, xanthic blooms of Magnolia trees, the flight of birds observed from the car, and now nests under a bridge.

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  • 'fixing' -- i.e. decomposing the xanthic residue -- consists in a short exposure to the boiling saline solution.

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  • • what's wrong: five pounds xanthic: in the little white box

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