lu·​te·​ous ˈlü-tē-əs How to pronounce luteous (audio)
: yellow tinged with green or brown

Word History


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

First Known Use

1657, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of luteous was in 1657

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Cite this Entry

“Luteous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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