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xanthous (adj.)

1829, "fair-haired and light-complexioned," from Greek xanthos "yellow," of unknown origin (see xantho-). But the word also was used in 19c. anthropology as "specifying the yellow or Mongoloid type of mankind" [Century Dictionary].

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Definitions of xanthous

xanthous (adj.)
of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk;
Synonyms: yellow / yellowish
From wordnet.princeton.edu