for their irritability, and for their painful stings. Yellow lead ore (Min.), wulfenite. Yellow lemur
(Zoöl.), the kinkajou. Yellow macauco (Zoöl.), the kinkajou. Yellow mackerel (Zoöl.), the jurel.
Yellow metal. Same as Muntz metal, under Metal. Yellow ocher (Min.), an impure, earthy
variety of brown iron ore, which is used as a pigment. Yellow oxeye (Bot.), a yellow-flowered plant
(Chrysanthemum segetum) closely related to the oxeye daisy. Yellow perch (Zoöl.), the common
American perch. See Perch. Yellow pike (Zoöl.), the wall-eye. Yellow pine (Bot.), any of
several kinds of pine; also, their yellowish and generally durable timber. Among the most common are
valuable species are Pinus mitis and P. palustris of the Eastern and Southern States, and P. ponderosa
and P. Arizonica of the Rocky Mountains and Pacific States. Yellow plover (Zoöl.), the golden
plover. Yellow precipitate (Med. Chem.), an oxide of mercury which is thrown down as an amorphous
yellow powder on adding corrosive sublimate to limewater. Yellow puccoon. (Bot.) Same as Orangeroot.
Yellow rail (Zoöl.), a small American rail (Porzana Noveboracensis) in which the lower parts are dull
yellow, darkest on the breast. The back is streaked with brownish yellow and with black, and spotted
with white. Called also yellow crake. - - Yellow rattle, Yellow rocket. (Bot.) See under Rattle, and
Rocket. Yellow Sally (Zoöl.), a greenish or yellowish European stone fly of the genus Chloroperla;
so called by anglers. Yellow sculpin (Zoöl.), the dragonet. Yellow snake (Zoöl.), a West Indian
boa (Chilobothrus inornatus) common in Jamaica. It becomes from eight to ten long. The body is yellowish
or yellowish green, mixed with black, and anteriorly with black lines. Yellow spot. (a) (Anat.) A
small yellowish spot with a central pit, the fovea centralis, in the center of the retina where vision is
most accurate. See Eye. (b) (Zoöl.) A small American butterfly (Polites Peckius) of the Skipper family.
Its wings are brownish, with a large, irregular, bright yellow spot on each of the hind wings, most conspicuous
beneath. Called also Peck's skipper. See Illust. under Skipper, n., 5. Yellow tit (Zoöl.), any one
of several species of crested titmice of the genus Machlolophus, native of India. The predominating
colors of the plumage are yellow and green. Yellow viper (Zoöl.), the fer-de-lance. Yellow warbler
(Zoöl.), any one of several species of American warblers of the genus Dendroica in which the predominant
color is yellow, especially D. æstiva, which is a very abundant and familiar species; called also garden
warbler, golden warbler, summer yellowbird, summer warbler, and yellow-poll warbler. Yellow
wash (Pharm.), yellow oxide of mercury suspended in water, a mixture prepared by adding corrosive
sublimate to limewater. Yellow wren (Zoöl.) (a) The European willow warbler. (b) The European
1. A bright golden color, reflecting more light than any other except white; the color of that part of the
spectrum which is between the orange and green. "A long motley coat guarded with yellow." Shak.
2. A yellow pigment.
Cadmium yellow, Chrome yellow, Indigo yellow, King's yellow, etc. See under Cadmium, Chrome,
etc. Naples yellow, a yellow amorphous pigment, used in oil, porcelain, and enamel painting, consisting
of a basic lead metantimonate, obtained by fusing together tartar emetic lead nitrate, and common salt.
Patent yellow (Old Chem.), a yellow pigment consisting essentially of a lead oxychloride; called
also Turner's yellow.
(Yel"low) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Yellowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Yellowing.] To make yellow; to cause
to have a yellow tinge or color; to dye yellow.
(Yel"low), v. i. To become yellow or yellower.
(Yel"low*am`mer) n. (Zoöl.) See Yellow-hammer.
(Yel"low*bill`) n. (Zoöl.) The American scoter.