any of a number of plant diseases in which the leaves turn yellow, typically caused by viruses and transmitted by insects.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

(in horses, cattle, and sheep)

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  • Yellows — Yel lows, n. 1. (Far.) A disease of the bile in horses, cattle, and sheep, causing yellowness of the eyes; jaundice. [1913 Webster] His horse . . . sped with spavins, rayed with the yellows. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A disease of plants, esp …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yellows — /ˈjɛloʊz/ (say yelohz) noun 1. Botany any of various plant diseases such as peach yellows, cabbage yellows, and aster yellows, whose most prominent symptom is a loss of green pigment in the leaves. 2. jaundice, especially in animals. 3. Obsolete… …   Australian English dictionary

  • yellows — /yel ohz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) 1. Plant Pathol. a disease of plants, characterized by stunting and the loss of chlorophyll. 2. Vet. Pathol. jaundice. 3. Obs. jealousy. [1555 65; YELLOW (n.) + S3] * * * …   Universalium

  • yellows — yel·lows yel (.)ōz n pl but sing or pl in constr any of several diseases of domestic animals (as sheep) that are characterized by jaundice * * * yel·lows (yelґōz) 1. a form of canine leptospirosis resembling the human condition Weil syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • yellows — nembutal …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • yellows — yel·low || jeləʊ n. color yellow; yolk of an egg; coward (Slang) v. make yellow, paint or dye yellow; turn yellow (e.g. old paper) adj. having a yellow color; cowardly (Slang); jealous; sensationalistic (about a newspaper) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • yellows — n. pl. Jaundice (in horses, cattle, and sheep) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • yellows — yel•lows [[t]ˈyɛl oʊz[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) 1) ppa a disease of plants, characterized by stunting and the loss of chlorophyll 2) vet jaundice, esp. in livestock • Etymology: 1555–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • yellows — present third singular of yellow plural of yellow …   Useful english dictionary

  • yellows, you —    See colours …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

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