Yel"lows (?), n.

1. Far.

A disease of the bile in horses, cattle, and sheep, causing yellowness of the eyes; jaundice.

His horse . . . sped with spavins, rayed with the yellows. Shak.

2. Bot.

A disease of plants, esp. of peach trees, in which the leaves turn to a yellowish color; jeterus.

3. Zool.

A group of butterflies in which the predominating color is yellow. It includes the common small yellow butterflies. Called also redhorns, and sulphurs. See Sulphur.

 

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