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Inherited from Old Spanish amariello, from Late Latin amarellus, from Latin amarus (bitter, sour), probably connected to the yellowish colour of bile.


  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /amaˈɾiʝo/ [a.maˈɾi.ʝo]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /amaˈɾiʎo/ [a.maˈɾi.ʎo]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /amaˈɾiʃo/ [a.maˈɾi.ʃo]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /amaˈɾiʒo/ [a.maˈɾi.ʒo]

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  • (most of Spain and Latin America) Rhymes: -iʝo
  • (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) Rhymes: -iʎo
  • (Buenos Aires and environs) Rhymes: -iʃo
  • (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) Rhymes: -iʒo

  • Syllabification: a‧ma‧ri‧llo


amarillo (feminine amarilla, masculine plural amarillos, feminine plural amarillas)

  1. yellow or golden coloured
  2. (heraldry) or
    Synonym: oro

Derived terms[edit]


amarillo m (plural amarillos)

  1. yellow
  2. (colloquial) whitey (a state or bout of sickness, especially induced by cannabis use)

Related terms[edit]


  • Cebuano: amarilyo
  • English: Amarillo
  • Tagalog: amarilyo

See also[edit]

Colors in Spanish · colores (layout · text)
     blanco      gris      negro
             rojo; carmín, carmesí              naranja, anaranjado; marrón              amarillo; crema
             lima              verde              menta
             cian, turquesa; azul-petróleo              celeste, cerúleo              azul
             violeta; añil, índigo              magenta; morado, púrpura              rosa

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