straw yellow

noun

: a pale yellow

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Tequila Reposado has a straw yellow color, a medium body that can be seen in its legs or tears and golden flashes that tell us about its time in the barrel. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 1 May 2022 Made using the classical method, the wine has a deep straw yellow color with fresh citrus notes of yellow grapefruit and mandarin orange. Irene S. Levine, Forbes, 23 June 2021 Its towns are cheerful and colorful, painted in a warm palette of straw yellow, pastel pink and orange. Caterina Hrysomallis, New York Times, 19 Feb. 2020 Eye-popping colors — cerise pink, bright medium blue, lavender blue, straw yellow and Venetian red — added a summer’s lift to simple silhouettes that let the pleats do the talking. Washington Post, 20 June 2019 Depending on how long the juice ferments with the skins—anywhere from a few hours to many months—skin-contact wines can range in color from golden-straw yellow to vibrant amber to Tony the Tiger orange. Marissa A. Ross, Bon Appetit, 20 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of straw yellow was circa 1796

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Cite this Entry

“Straw yellow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/straw%20yellow. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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