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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Yellows  \Yel"lows\,  n. 
  1.  (Far.)  A  disease  of  the  bile  in  horses,  cattle,  and  sheep, 
  causing  yellowness  of  the  eyes;  jaundice. 
  His  horse  .  .  .  sped  with  spavins,  rayed  with  the 
  yellows.  --Shak. 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  disease  of  plants,  esp.  of  peach  trees,  in  which 
  the  leaves  turn  to  a  yellowish  color;  jeterus. 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  group  of  butterflies  in  which  the 
  predominating  color  is  yellow.  It  includes  the  common 
  small  yellow  butterflies.  Called  also  {redhorns},  and 
  {sulphurs}.  See  {Sulphur}. 

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