yellow dwarf

noun

Definition of yellow dwarf

: any of several plant diseases of cereal grasses (such as oats and barley), onions, potatoes, tomatoes, or tobacco that are characterized by yellowing and stunting and are caused by viruses

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Its star, a red dwarf, is considerably smaller and cooler than our sun, a yellow dwarf, and its atmosphere is also different than ours. Washington Post, "Water, temperature right for life at another star’s planet," 11 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of yellow dwarf

1928, in the meaning defined above

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