Thursday, 23 February 2012

Entry: fulvous (adj.)

In context: "To the east, dimmed by the fulvous cloud the hamsters send up, is the vivid verdant ragged outline of the annularly overfertilized forests of what used to be central Maine."

Definition: Reddish-yellow, dull yellowish-brown or tawny.

Other: If I had a mustache, and if it was reddish-yellow, dull yellowish-brown or tawny, I would definitely describe it as fulvous.  I'd probably do so while stroking it, too.

SNOOT score: 2

Page: 93
SourceOxford English Dictionary

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