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Topic: COLOURS

Language: Old English
Origin: geolu

yellow

1 adjective
     
yel‧low1 S2 W3
1CC having the colour of butter or the middle part of an egg:
yellow flowers
chrome yellow

; ➔ lemon yellow

at lemon2

; ➔ primrose yellow

at primrose (2)
2 not polite an offensive way of describing the skin colour of people from parts of Asia
3 also yellow-bellied informal not brave [= cowardly]
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