What does fulvous mean?

Definitions for fulvousˈfʌl vəs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fulvous.


  1. fulvous(Adjective)


  2. Origin: From fulvus, reddish-brown.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fulvous(adj)

    tawny; dull yellow, with a mixture of gray and brown

  2. Origin: [L. fulvus.]


  1. Fulvous

    Fulvous is a colour, sometimes described as dull reddish-yellow, brownish-yellow or tawny, it can also be likened to a variation of buff, beige or butterscotch. As an adjective it is used in the names of many species of birds, and occasionally other animals, to describe their appearance. It is also used as in mycology to describe fungi with greater colour specificity, specifically the pigmentation of the surface cuticle, the broken flesh and the spores en masse. The first recorded use of fulvous as a colour name in English was in the year 1664. Fulvous in English is derived from the Latin "fulvus", a term that can recognised in the scientific binomials of several species, and can provide a clue to their colouration.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fulvous

    ful′vus, adj. deep or dull yellow: tawny.—Also Ful′vid. [L. fulvus, tawny.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fulvous in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fulvous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Images & Illustrations of fulvous

  1. fulvous

Translations for fulvous

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for fulvous »


Find a translation for the fulvous definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these fulvous definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"fulvous." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 20 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/fulvous>.

Are we missing a good definition for fulvous? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for fulvous:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.