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ful·vous

 (fo͝ol′vəs, fŭl′-)
adj.
Reddish or brownish yellow.

[From Latin, fulvus; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

fulvous

(ˈfʌlvəs; ˈfʊl-)
adj
(Colours) of a dull brownish-yellow colour; tawny
[C17: from Latin fulvus reddish yellow, gold-coloured, tawny; probably related to fulgēre to shine]

ful•vous

(ˈfʌl vəs)

adj.
tawny; dull yellowish gray or yellowish brown.
[1655–65; < Latin fulvus; see -ous]
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It was a minute anatomical and generally descriptive account of the large fulvous Ourang-Outang of the East Indian Islands.
maniculatus), hispid pocket mouse (Chaetodipus hispidus), fulvous harvest mouse (R.
Daily bag limits are no more than six ducks in aggregate with no more than four of any species not additionally restricted in the following list: 1 black, 1 canvasback, 1 fulvous, 2 hooded merganser, 4 mallard (only 2 female), 1 mottled, 2 pintail, 2 redhead, 2 scaup, 3 wood duck, 7 sea ducks (eiders, scoters, and long-taileds), 4 all other duck species.
Six ducks total, with no more than 4 mallards (2 hens), 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 hooded mergansers, 2 pintails, 2 scaup, 2 canvasbacks, 1 black duck, 1 mottled duck, 1 fulvous whistling duck and 4 scoters.
Visiting the cloud forests, you can find hundreds of birds, among them the Quetzal, considered by many to be the most beautiful bird in all of the Americas, and if you make your way to the pine forests of the western highlands, in the evenings you can hear the call of the Fulvous Owl, or the mysterious song of the Nightjar, while in the daytime you will easily catch a glimpse of the Tanuna, or Roadrunner, which passes among oak trees festooned with scores of acorns put there by the Northern Flicker.
The artist found the reds of the hummingbird's gorget that I saw at the flowers--forsythia or jasmine, no, fuchsia--outside Lauren's mother's kitchen window (Ginny identified it as an Anna's hummingbird) depending on the cant of its head, depending on the way the flower's cocked, rapidly roving the range of reds--scarlet, crimson, vermillion, maroon neckerchief on the range or a top-shelf harlot's corset or burlesque dancers' garter driven by hunger and commerce, see red, red in tooth and claw, cerise, cochineal, damask, sanguine, carmine, fulvous, rubicund, rubescent, titian, red Japanese lady beetle red; those beetles were brought from Japan to eat aphids in pecan groves and they invade our house in the fall collecting in the corners of the ceiling.
60 percents of plasma is water (much of water-soluble is found in plasma) [7], plasma is a fulvous liquid & consists of some of soluble & there are; solution gases such as; nitrogen, carbon dioxide & oxygen, ions such as; sodium, claire & calcium & also nutrients such as; glucose, amine acid, hormones, proteins.
Crouching, Matthew takes off his bandanna and shakes out a fulvous mane of dreadlocked hair, like some minor Rastafarian deity.
Maporal virus, a hantavirus associated with the fulvous pygmy rice rat (Oligoryzomys fulvescens) in western Venezuela.
They also have upperparts bright fulvous or brownish, intermixed with dusky and the underparts and feet white (The Mammals of Texas, 1994b; Wikipedia, 2009; Animal Diversity Web, 2009b).
The objective of this study was to evaluate duck exposure to lead by examining gizzard and bone samples collected from 30 wild ducks, 16 rosy-billed pochard (Netta peposaca), and 14 fulvous whistling-duck (Dendrocygna bicolor) provided by hunters in northern Santa Fe Province,
Greater grass cover might have allowed the presence of species such as fulvous harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys fulvescens), Coues' rice rat (Oryzomys couesi) and marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) which require habitats with dense grass cover (Davis & Schmidly 1994).