• Work of Ambrosia Beetles in Tulip or Yellow Poplar Wood
    Work of Ambrosia Beetles in Tulip or Yellow Poplar Wood
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n yellowness yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Yellow Birch. Gray Birch Yellow Birch. Gray Birch
Chinquapin Oak. Chestnut Oak. Yellow Oak Chinquapin Oak. Chestnut Oak. Yellow Oak
Yellow Oak. Black Oak Yellow Oak. Black Oak
The giant yellow slug The giant yellow slug
The yellow-hammer The yellow-hammer

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A butterfly can see the colors red, green, and yellow
    • Yellowness Jealousy. "I will possess him with yellowness ."
    • Yellowness The quality or state of being yellow; as, the yellowness of an orange.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are some bananas that are red instead of yellow
    • n yellowness The state or property of being yellow.
    • n yellowness Jealousy. See yellow, a.
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  • Vincent Van Gogh
    “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”
  • Jesse Jackson
    “Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow -- red, yellow, brown, black and white -- and we're all precious in God's sight.”
  • Ovid
    “As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.”
  • Thomas Hood
    Thomas Hood
    “Gold! Gold! Gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “All looks yellow to a jaundiced eye.”
  • John Lennon
    “And so this is Xmas for black and for white, for yellow and red, let's stop all the fight.”


Yellow press - The yellow press is a term for the popular and sensationalist newspapers.
Yellow streak - If someone has a yellow streak, they are cowardly about something.
Yellow-bellied - A yellow-bellied person is a coward.


In literature:

He had a yellow parchment face and a high, gaunt forehead going up to sparse, curly brown hair.
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
Another yellow sunset, made weird by extraordinary black, dense, fantastic shapes of cloud.
"Two Years in the French West Indies" by Lafcadio Hearn
How could he exasperate the Yellows, when Dick's solemn injunction had been, "Say nothing to make the Yellows not vote for you"?
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
A yellow violet and a white violet.
"A Complete Grammar of Esperanto" by Ivy Kellerman Reed
The cavalcade of the Yellow-Eyes had halted in a compact mass, awaiting the oncoming Indians.
"The Way of an Indian" by Frederic Remington
Sometimes, instead of scarlet, the spiral wreath is of a golden yellow.
"Passages From The American Notebooks, Volume 2" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The grain of ox beef, when good, is loose, the meat red, and the fat inclining to yellow.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Sometimes wild primroses grew on top of this wall, and once a yellow daffodil.
"Master Skylark" by John Bennett
Still farther westward it split a vast plateau of red peaks and yellow mesas.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
When light, add a cup of lukewarm water or milk, and two cups of best yellow cornmeal.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg

In poetry:

Who is fain to begin
To build day by day
To raise up his house
Of the moist yellow clay?
"The Furrow And The Hearth" by Padraic Colum
What is to be given,
Is spirit, yet animal,
Colored, like heaven,
Blue, yellow, beautiful.
"What Is To Be Given" by Delmore Schwartz
I sing the yellow leaf,
That rustling strews
The wintry path, where grief
Delights to muse.
"Song" by Frances Anne Kemble
A sere and yellow leaf,
That rustling strews
The wintry path, where grief
Delights to muse.
"Song" by Frances Anne Kemble
Candles around the yellow head–
And on her breast
Blossoms as wan as her dead cheek
Mine own had pressed.
"Haunted" by Anna Johnston MacManus
And then--for it is written
Fairies can do such things--
Upon the startled kitten
She stuck the yellow wings.
"A Serious Question" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

Butterfly effect snares Yellow Jackets.
The newsprint rec­tan­gle is still glued to an old piece of scrap­book paper at home, yel­lowed but dis­play­ing that "By Sarah Ein­se­len" in bold print at the top.
In my desk's bottom drawer there are two yellow legal pads and three stenobooks that have been used to their end.
The beads, depicted in yellow, are later removed, leaving pure T-cells which are then infused into cancer patients, in this image provided by Dr Carl June.
Lance Armstrong Digital Portrait (read the yellow bracelet Photo credit: Cain and Todd Benson).
A yellow-cab driver struck two children on Central Park South yesterday — and then allegedly tore off before turning himself in nearly eight hours later.
JIFFY Golden Yellow Cake Mix .
Betty Crocker SuperMoist Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix .
More than 5,000 people flocked to the Cape Fear River beneath the Person Street bridge on Saturday, but they were outnumbered 3 to 1 by bright yellow rubber ducks.
The clear and yellow-stoned earrings weigh over 117 carats (est.
But as our green hills turn yellow, homeowners are reminded that we've had some destructive fire seasons in recent years.
When Carole Ann Brahler of Allentown gets hungry for Chinese soup, she turns not to the Yellow Pages for take-out, but to her pantry for inspiration.
Dark blue and mustard yellow bathroom.
Thomas Jefferson's dining room was restored recently to its original zingy chrome yellow.
TODAY'S QUESTION: Should Missouri decriminalize the sale of yellow margarine.

In science:

Initial conditions of the model of Aulanier et al. (2010) with a bipole consisting of two polarities with rotation motions at their periphery that creates a high magnetic shear along the photosphereric inversion line (yellow line).
Solar filament eruptions and their physical role in triggering Coronal Mass Ejections
The yellow shaded region is the observational estimate from Gonz´alez et al. (2010).
Molecular hydrogen regulated star formation in cosmological SPH simulations
The yellow shaded region is the observation from Cole et al. (2001).
Molecular hydrogen regulated star formation in cosmological SPH simulations
Another important spectroscopic aspect of hypergiants is that their absorption lines are significantly broader than those of the Ia stars of similar spectral type and luminosity (de Jager 1998). ρ Cas and HR 8752 are the prototype ob jects of the yellow hypergiants (F−G Ia+ ).
Two Decades of Hypergiant Research
What is the evolutionary status of the yellow hypergiants, and how do they fit into the broader scheme of massive star evolution? Are they the likely progenitors of (Type II) supernovae in the not too distant future? iii.
Two Decades of Hypergiant Research