Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of luteous in English:
Of an orange-yellow or greenish yellow colour.
- 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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