yellowbelly

noun

Definition of yellowbelly 

1a : pumpkinseed sense 1

b : squawfish sense 1

c : callop

d New Zealand : any of several flatfishes (as Ammotretis guntheri) that are important market fish

e southern Africa : a guasa (Epinephelus guaza)

3 : one who is yellow : coward was called a yellowbelly when he would not enlist at the beginning of the war

4a dated, disparaging + offensive : a person having yellowish or light brown skin

b Southwest, dated, disparaging + offensive : mexican

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yellow entry 1 + belly

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