from the former belief that the choleric temperament depends on the body's producing large quantities of yellow bile
1546, in the meaning defined above
“White-livered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-livered. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.
Nglish: Translation of white-livered for Spanish Speakers
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