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I’d assumed this word meant something along the lines of boiling or seething – like fulminating. But I was wrong.


1. Tawny; dull yellow, with a mixture of gray and brown.

Date “FULVOUS” was first used in popular English literature: sometime before 1841. 

Etymology: Fulvous \Ful”vous\, adjective. [Latin expression fulvus.]. (Websters 1913)

English words defined with “FULVOUS”: fox squirrel, Fulvid ♦ King rail.

Source: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary 1913.

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