- luteous (adj.) "orange-yellow," 1650s, from L. luteus "golden-yellow, orange-yellow," from lutum, the name of a plant used in dying yellow, of unknown origin.
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Luteous — Lu te*ous, a. [L. luteus, fr. lutum dyer s broom, weld, which is used as a yellow dye.] Yellowish; more or less like buff. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
luteous — [lo͞ot′ē əs] adj. [L luteus, golden yellow < lutum, weed used in dyeing yellow, akin to luridus, LURID] golden yellow tinged with green … English World dictionary
luteous — adjective Etymology: Latin luteus yellow, from lutum, a plant (Reseda luteola) used for dyeing yellow Date: 1657 yellow tinged with green or brown … New Collegiate Dictionary
luteous — adj. [L. luteus, golden yellow] Yellow in hue, especially an orange or reddish yellow … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
luteous — /looh tee euhs/, adj. (of yellow) having a light to medium greenish tinge. [1650 60; < L luteus golden yellow, equiv. to lut(um) yellowweed + eus EOUS] * * * … Universalium
luteous — adjective yellowish … Wiktionary
luteous — golden yellow Colour Terms … Phrontistery dictionary
luteous — adj. greenish yellow … English contemporary dictionary
luteous — [ lu:tɪəs, lju: ] adjective Biology of a deep orange yellow or greenish yellow colour. Origin C17: from L. luteus yellow + ous … English new terms dictionary
luteous — lu·te·ous … English syllables