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Meaning of YELLOWS

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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. (Zo["o]l.) 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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