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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Yellow  \Yel"low\,  a.  [Compar.  {Yellower};  superl.  {Yellowest}.] 
  [OE.  yelow,  yelwe  [yogh]elow,  [yogh]eoluw,  from  AS  geolu 
  akin  to  D.  geel,  OS  &  OHG.  gelo,  G.  gelb,  Icel.  gulr,  Sw 
  gul,  Dan.  guul,  L.  helvus  light  bay,  Gr  ?  young  verdure,  ? 
  greenish  yellow,  Skr.  hari  tawny,  yellowish.  ???.  Cf 
  {Chlorine},  {Gall}  a  bitter  liquid,  {Gold},  {Yolk}.] 
  Being  of  a  bright  saffronlike  color;  of  the  color  of  gold  or 
  brass;  having  the  hue  of  that  part  of  the  rainbow,  or  of  the 
  solar  spectrum,  which  is  between  the  orange  and  the  green. 
  Her  yellow  hair  was  browded  [braided]  in  a  tress. 
  A  sweaty  reaper  from  his  tillage  brought  First  fruits, 
  the  green  ear  and  the  yellow  sheaf.  --Milton. 
  The  line  of  yellow  light  dies  fast  away  --Keble. 
  {Yellow  atrophy}  (Med.),  a  fatal  affection  of  the  liver,  in 
  which  it  undergoes  fatty  degeneration,  and  becomes  rapidly 
  smaller  and  of  a  deep  yellow  tinge.  The  marked  symptoms 
  are  black  vomit,  delirium,  convulsions,  coma,  and 
  {Yellow  bark},  calisaya  bark. 
  {Yellow  bass}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  North  American  fresh-water  bass 
  ({Morone  interrupta})  native  of  the  lower  parts  of  the 
  Mississippi  and  its  tributaries.  It  is  yellow,  with 
  several  more  or  less  broken  black  stripes  or  bars.  Called 
  also  {barfish}. 
  {Yellow  berry}.  (Bot.)  Same  as  {Persian  berry},  under 
  {Yellow  boy},  a  gold  coin,  as  a  guinea.  [Slang]  --Arbuthnot. 
  {Yellow  brier}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Brier}. 
  {Yellow  bugle}  (Bot.),  a  European  labiate  plant  ({Ajuga 
  {Yellow  bunting}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  European  yellow-hammer. 
  {Yellow  cat}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  yellow  catfish;  especially,  the 
  {Yellow  copperas}  (Min.),  a  hydrous  sulphate  of  iron;  -- 
  called  also  {copiapite}. 
  {Yellow  copper  ore},  a  sulphide  of  copper  and  iron;  copper 
  pyrites.  See  {Chalcopyrite}. 
  {Yellow  cress}  (Bot.),  a  yellow-flowered,  cruciferous  plant 
  ({Barbarea  pr[ae]cox}),  sometimes  grown  as  a  salad  plant. 
  {Yellow  dock}.  (Bot.)  See  the  Note  under  {Dock}. 
  {Yellow  earth},  a  yellowish  clay,  colored  by  iron,  sometimes 
  used  as  a  yellow  pigment. 
  {Yellow  fever}  (Med.),  a  malignant,  contagious,  febrile 
  disease  of  warm  climates,  attended  with  jaundice, 
  producing  a  yellow  color  of  the  skin,  and  with  the  black 
  vomit.  See  {Black  vomit},  in  the  Vocabulary. 
  {Yellow  flag},  the  quarantine  flag.  See  under  {Quarantine}, 
  and  3d  {Flag}. 
  {Yellow  jack}. 
  a  The  yellow  fever.  See  under  2d  {Jack}. 
  b  The  quarantine  flag.  See  under  {Quarantine}. 
  {Yellow  jacket}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  American  social  wasps  of  the  genus  {Vespa},  in  which  the 
  color  of  the  body  is  partly  bright  yellow.  These  wasps  are 
  noted  for  their  irritability,  and  for  their  painful 
  {Yellow  lead  ore}  (Min.),  wulfenite. 
  {Yellow  lemur}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  kinkajou. 
  {Yellow  macauco}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  kinkajou. 
  {Yellow  mackerel}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  jurel. 
  {Yellow  metal}.  Same  as  {Muntz  metal},  under  {Metal}. 
  {Yellow  ocher}  (Min.),  an  impure,  earthy  variety  of  brown 
  iron  ore,  which  is  used  as  a  pigment. 
  {Yellow  oxeye}  (Bot.),  a  yellow-flowered  plant 
  ({Chrysanthemum  segetum})  closely  related  to  the  oxeye 
  {Yellow  perch}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  common  American  perch.  See 
  {Yellow  pike}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  wall-eye. 
  {Yellow  pine}  (Bot.),  any  of  several  kinds  of  pine;  also 
  their  yellowish  and  generally  durable  timber.  Among  the 
  most  common  are  valuable  species  are  {Pinus  mitis}  and  {P. 
  palustris}  of  the  Eastern  and  Southern  States,  and  {P. 
  ponderosa}  and  {P.  Arizonica}  of  the  Rocky  Mountains  and 
  Pacific  States. 
  {Yellow  plover}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  golden  plover. 
  {Yellow  precipitate}  (Med.  Chem.),  an  oxide  of  mercury  which 
  is  thrown  down  as  an  amorphous  yellow  powder  on  adding 
  corrosive  sublimate  to  limewater. 
  {Yellow  puccoon}.  (Bot.)  Same  as  {Orangeroot}. 
  {Yellow  rail}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  American  rail  ({Porzana 
  Noveboracensis})  in  which  the  lower  parts  are  dull  yellow, 
  darkest  on  the  breast.  The  back  is  streaked  with  brownish 
  yellow  and  with  black,  and  spotted  with  white.  Called  also 
  {yellow  crake}. 
  {Yellow  rattle},  {Yellow  rocket}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Rattle}, 
  and  {Rocket}. 
  {Yellow  Sally}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  greenish  or  yellowish  European 
  stone  fly  of  the  genus  {Chloroperla};  --  so  called  by 
  {Yellow  sculpin}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  dragonet. 
  {Yellow  snake}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  West  Indian  boa  ({Chilobothrus 
  inornatus})  common  in  Jamaica.  It  becomes  from  eight  to 
  ten  long.  The  body  is  yellowish  or  yellowish  green,  mixed 
  with  black,  and  anteriorly  with  black  lines. 
  {Yellow  spot}. 
  a  (Anat.)  A  small  yellowish  spot  with  a  central  pit,  the 
  fovea  centralis,  in  the  center  of  the  retina  where  vision 
  is  most  accurate.  See  {Eye}. 
  b  (Zo["o]l.)  A  small  American  butterfly  ({Polites  Peckius}) 
  of  the  Skipper  family.  Its  wings  are  brownish,  with  a 
  large  irregular,  bright  yellow  spot  on  each  of  the  hind 
  wings,  most  conspicuous  beneath.  Called  also  {Peck's 
  skipper}.  See  Illust.  under  {Skipper},  n.,  5. 
  {Yellow  tit}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  crested  titmice  of  the  genus  {Machlolophus},  native  of 
  India.  The  predominating  colors  of  the  plumage  are  yellow 
  and  green. 
  {Yellow  viper}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  fer-de-lance. 
  {Yellow  warbler}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  American  warblers  of  the  genus  {Dendroica}  in  which  the 
  predominant  color  is  yellow,  especially  {D.  [ae]stiva}, 
  which  is  a  very  abundant  and  familiar  species;  --  called 
  also  {garden  warbler},  {golden  warbler},  {summer 
  yellowbird},  {summer  warbler},  and  {yellow-poll  warbler}. 
  {Yellow  wash}  (Pharm.),  yellow  oxide  of  mercury  suspended  in 
  water,  --  a  mixture  prepared  by  adding  corrosive  sublimate 
  to  limewater. 
  {Yellow  wren}  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  European  willow  warbler. 
  b  The  European  wood  warbler.