Definition of fulvous in English:


Syllabification: ful·vous
Pronunciation: /ˈfo͝olvəs, ˈfəl-


  • Reddish yellow; tawny.
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    • ‘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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