Definition of luteum
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1.
LNS
lūteum, lūteī
luteus
noun (., 2nd declension)
  1. yellow
  2. the yolk of an egg
Abbreviations
lūteus, a, um, adj. 1. lutum, prop. of or belonging to the yellow-weed; hence, in gen., of the color of lutum. Golden-yellow, saffron-yellow, orange-yellow. chrysocolla, Plin. 33, 5, 27, § 91; Varr. ap Non. 549, 22: pallor, Hor. Epod. 10, 16: pal la, Tib. 1, 7, 46.

—Subst.: lūteum, i, n, yellow: color in luteum inclinatus, towards yellow, Plin. 24, 15, 86, § 136: color in luteum languescens, id. 27, 13, 109, § 133.

— Esp., the yolk of an egg: lutea ex ovis quinque columbarum, Plin. 30, 15, 49, § 141.

— Flame-colored, of the veil of a bride (v. flammeus), Luc. 2, 361; cf. Plin. 21, 8, 22, § 46; Cat. 61, 10.

— Rose-colored: rosa ... sese pandit in calyces medio sui stantis conplexa luteos apices, Plin. 21, 4, 10, § 14: Aurora in roseis fulgebat lutea bigis ( = crocea; cf. κροκόπεπλος, Hom. Il. 8, 1), Verg. A. 7, 26: me Lutea mane videt pulsis Aurora tenebris, Ov. M. 7, 703; 13, 579: Memnonis in roseis lutea mater equis, id. F. 4, 714; Anthol. Lat. 5, 7, 1.
 
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