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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. A volume or section of a telephone directory that lists businesses, services, or products alphabetically according to field.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a telephone directory that lists commercial organizations

Etymologies

So called because they are usually printed on yellow paper.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From such directories being printed on yellow paper (Wiktionary)

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