(Greek) xanqo`s yellow: confer (French) xanthique.
1. Tending toward a yellow color, or to one of those colors, green being excepted, in which yellow is a constituent, as scarlet, orange, etc.2. (Chemistry) (a) Possessing, imparting, or producing a yellow color; as, xanthic acid. (b) Of or pertaining to xanthic acid, or its compounds; xanthogenic. (c) Of or pertaining to xanthin.Xanthic acid (Chemistry), a heavy, astringent, colorless oil, C2H5O.CS.SH, having a pungent odor. It is produced by leading carbon disulphide into a hot alcoholic solution of potassium hydroxide. So called from the yellow color of many of its salts. Called also xanthogenic acid. -- Xanthic colors (Botanical), those colors (of flowers) having some tinge of yellow; -- opposed to cyanic colors. See Cyanic.
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Adjective xanthic (not comparable) Of a yellowish colour.
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