yellow spot

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web An adult Terenthina terentia, with its notable yellow spot. Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 21 Dec. 2015 Check for a Field Spot Find a watermelon and look for the yellow spot that indicates that it was ripened in the field. Julie Vick, The New Yorker, 14 July 2021 Anglers will likely see small yellow spots on or inside the fish, typically in the body cavity, head, throat, and gills. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 27 May 2020 Brown spots, for instance, mean your plant is getting too much light, while yellow spots can indicate that your plant needs more water. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, 22 Oct. 2019 The round rays are usually brown with pale yellow spots or a pattern that resembles a net. Kristi Belcamino, Twin Cities, 13 Aug. 2019 Planetary scientists did a visible-light spectral analysis of the yellow spots on Europa to find the salt. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 13 June 2019 Unlike its close relatives, this amphibian has abundant yellow spots on its back, and unique webless fingers. José Vieira, National Geographic, 6 Mar. 2019 The 1/4-inch-long, metallic blue-black pests have three white or yellow spots on their backs. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 19 Aug. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of yellow spot was in 1798

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“Yellow spot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yellow%20spot. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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yellow spot

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