AskDefine | Define xanthous

The Collaborative Dictionary

Xanthous \Xan"thous\, a. [Gr. xanqo`s yellow.] Yellow; specifically (Ethnol.), of or pertaining to those races of man which have yellowish, red, auburn, or brown hair. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

xanthous adj : similar to the color of an egg yolk [syn: yellow, yellowish]

English

Etymology

From etyl grc ξανθός.

Pronunciation

  • /ˈzænθəs/

Adjective

  1. Yellow-brown; yolk-colored.

Translations

yellow-brown
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