Definition of "xanthous" [xan•thous]
- (adjective) Yellow.
- (adjective) Having light brown or yellowish skin.
Use "xanthous" in a sentence
- "The xanthous complexion is rare, though not unknown in cities, but the leucous does not exist."
- "The moonlight here was tinged with the xanthous color of flesh gone to mold."
- "The change from the _xanthous_ to the _melanous_ complexion, is a circumstance of constant occurrence; there are few children born, whose complexion does not darken as they grow up, in many cases undergoing a total change: the passage from dark to fair is rare, but it constantly occurs that _xanthous_, or even _leucous_ children, are born of"