Definition of luteous in English:


Line breaks: lu|teous
Pronunciation: /ˈluːtɪəs
, ˈljuː-/


  • Of an orange-yellow or greenish yellow colour.
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    • The stromatal surface color is luteous while developing but becomes dull black when fully mature, with only traces of luteous remnants found in places.
    • Just before hatching, the spots disappear, the ground colour becomes pale lemon yellow, and the shell is luteous.


mid 17th century: from Latin luteus 'yellow' + -ous.

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