luteous

adjective
lu·​te·​ous | \ ˈlü-tē-əs How to pronounce luteous (audio) \

Definition of luteous

: yellow tinged with green or brown

First Known Use of luteous

1657, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for luteous

Latin luteus yellow, from lutum, a plant (Reseda luteola) used for dyeing yellow

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“Luteous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luteous. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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