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canary yellow see canary.
yellow fever an infectious, often fatal disease of tropical climates caused by a virus spread by mosquitoes and characterized by jaundice, fever, vomiting, and hemorrhaging.
yellow jack see yellow fever. [3 definitions]
yellow jacket a wasp or hornet that has a black body with bright yellow markings. Yellow jackets live together in large groups in nests close to or under the ground.
yellow journalism the use of sensational or unscrupulous material in newspapers and the like, with the aim of attracting or influencing readers.
yellow metal a yellow alloy made of copper and zinc; Muntz metal. [2 definitions]
yellow pages (often caps.) the classified section of a telephone directory, usu. printed on yellow paper, that lists the subscribers alphabetically according to the business, profession, or service they offer.
yellow pine any of several North American pines with strong, yellowish wood. [2 definitions]
yellow rain a highly toxic yellowish powder found in Southeast Asia between 1975 and 1985, thought by some to be a chemical warfare agent dropped by airplanes.
Yellow River a major river originating in the mountains of western China and flowing mostly eastward toward the Bohai Sea; Huang He River.
yellow streak (informal) a tendency to be a coward.
yellow warbler a small American warbler that is mostly yellow, the male having reddish streaks on the breast.
yellow-bellied sapsucker a North American sapsucker that has black and white feathers on its back, a redhead, and a yellowish abdomen.
yellow-dog contract an employment contract, now illegal, in which an employee agrees not to remain in or join a labor union.
yellow-fever mosquito a small mosquito that transmits yellow fever and dengue.
yellow-shafted flicker a color phase of the common flicker that has bright yellow on the undersides of its wings and tail; yellowhammer.