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Yellowness

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Ye'llowness. n.s. [from yellow.]

  1. The quality of being yellow.

    Apples, covered in lime and ashes, were well matured, as appeared in the yellowness and sweetness. Bacon's Natural Hist.

    Yellowness of the skin and eyes, and a saffron-coloured urine, are signs of an inflammatory disposition of the liver. Arubthn.

  2. It is used in Shakespeare for jealousy.

    Ford I will possess with yellowness. Shakespeare.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Bacon, Francis (396) · Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor (95)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269) · Shakespeare (3)

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