Word of the Week: Xanthic

Xanthic is an adjective and is defined as of or relating to a yellow or yellowish color. It can be used to describe the yellow color of a beautiful Daffodil or the yellowish stains on an old T-shirt. Xanthic derives from the French word xanthique (yellowish color), while the word xanthique can be traced back to the Greek xanthós (yellow). Other words that derive from xanthós are xanthine (related to uric acid), xanthic acid (chemical), and xanthan gum (food additive). 

Synonyms 
Yellow 

Sentence 
The Daffodil has a beautiful xanthic hue. 

Main source 
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xanthic

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