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

Examples of yellow dwarf in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Similar to Earth’s seasonal changes, the yellow dwarf star’s powerful electromagnetic fluctuations follow a roughly 11-year cycle of ebbs and flows. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 25 Apr. 2024 That’s why Rho Coronae Borealis, a nearby yellow dwarf star that’s thought to be reaching the end of its sunny life, caught Kane’s attention. Quanta Magazine, 20 Dec. 2023 Our sun is a Type-G yellow dwarf. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 13 June 2020 For the moment, the only place in the universe where that has happened is on our pale blue dot orbiting a nondescript yellow dwarf star. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 30 Oct. 2020 Finally, our sun itself qualifies as a bit strange, even though it’s long been billed as an ordinary yellow dwarf star. Bruce Dorminey, Discover Magazine, 22 Jan. 2020 Yet the fine points of the astrophysics controlling our deceptively simple yellow dwarf star remains a puzzle. Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, 2 July 2022 TOI-849b's host star is a late G-class yellow dwarf, a little cooler and approximately 2 billion years older than our Sun, with about nine-tenths its mass and radius. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, 6 July 2020 Our sun, a yellow dwarf, is currently in the main sequence stage of its life. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 17 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of yellow dwarf was in 1928

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“Yellow dwarf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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