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Word of the Day for Friday, January 2, 2009

xanthous \ZAN-thuhs\, adjective:

yellow; yellowish

King Elvis, who is not quite alert today, bares his rockin' soul on "Geraldo," yelling Michael Jackson's very unique, xanthous features complement zany daughter LisaMarie Presley.
-- The Atlantic, 1995-07-14

by 1829, from Greek xanthos "yellow," of unknown origin. Prefix form xantho- is used in many scientific words.

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