Definition of fulvous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfo͝olvəs/


Reddish yellow; tawny.
Example sentences
  • ‘Maybe I cannot… ‘thoughtfully she stared at fulvous fallen faded leaves on the marble quay of deserted Heliopolis, ‘but what shall we expect now?’
  • It was a minute anatomical and generally descriptive account of the large fulvous Ourang-Outang of the East Indian Islands.
  • His pants are a pale fulvous color and made of the sort of polyester material that never wrinkles.


Mid 17th century: from Latin fulvus + -ous.

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Syllabification: ful·vous

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