Of a light or moderate greenish yellow.

[From Latin lūteus, yellow; see lutein.]
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(Colours) of a light to moderate greenish-yellow colour
[C17: from Latin lūteus yellow]
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(ˈlu ti əs)

(of yellow) having a light to medium greenish tinge.
[1650–60; < Latin lūteus bright yellow]
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