Definition of clouded yellow in English:

clouded yellow

Line breaks: cloud¦ed yel¦low


  • A migratory Old World butterfly which has yellowish wings with black margins.
    • Genus Colias, family Pieridae: several species, in particular C. croceus
    More example sentences
    • Here is a photograph of one of the clouded yellows, and here Matt photographing the same butterfly.
    • The only previous record for clouded yellows on Bottom Field is two in 2003.
    • I counted 4 clouded yellows and 1 red admiral and there were numerous common darters and migrant hawkers.

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