fulvous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fulvus, reddish-brown.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfʊlvəs/, /ˈfʌlvəs/

Adjective[edit]

fulvous (not comparable)

  1. Tawny-coloured.
    • 1841, Edgar Allan Poe, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue":
      It was a minute anatomical and generally descriptive account of the large fulvous Ourang-Outang of the East Indian Islands.
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room, Vintage Classics, paperback edition, page 17:
      The upper wings of the moth which Jacob held were undoubtedly marked with kidney-shaped spots of fulvous hue.