Definition of luteous in English:

luteous

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

adjective

Biology
  • Of an orange-yellow or greenish yellow colour.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

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

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw