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yellow, adjective

In special collocations.
a. In the names of fauna:
yellow-bill [translation of Afrikaans geelbek], in full yellow-bill duck, yellow-billed duck, the geelbek (sense 2), Anas undulata;
yellow cobra, or (obsolete) yellow serpent, yellow snake [translation of South African Dutch geelslang from Dutch geel yellow + slang snake], the Cape Cobra (see Cape sense 2 a), Naja nivea;
yellow steenbras, see steenbras sense b.
1906 Stark & Sclater Birds of S. Afr. IV. 134Anas undulata, Geelbec or Yellow Bill.
1886 G.A. Farini Through Kalahari Desert 451We saw a large yellow snake, that was rapid in his movements, always disappearing into a katteah or meer-cat’s hole before we could get near enough to dispatch it..They called it a Jill slange, or yellow snake.
b. Geology. Diamond-mining. yellow ground or (less commonly) yellow soil, weathered layers of blue ground which is at surface level and has turned yellow as a result of oxidization.
1887 J.W. Matthews Incwadi Yami 179The ‘yellow ground’ only extends to a certain depth; this is friable, and was easily broken by means of shovels and clubs.
1897 F.R. Statham S. Afr. as It Is 190The workers who had gone deepest — perhaps some sixty feet — suddenly found that the yellow soil from which they had been extracting diamonds came to a stop.
c. In cookery: yellow rice, rice prepared with turmeric and raisins, a feature of traditional Cape Malay and Afrikaner cookery; begrafnisrys; funeral rice; geelrys.
1890 A.G. Hewitt Cape Cookery 55Yellow Rice to be Eaten with Roast Meat.
1990 S. Gray in Staffrider Vol.9 No.1, 50This trencher duly arrived..: mounds of yellow rice.
weathered layers of blue ground which is at surface level and has turned yellow as a result of oxidization.
yellow rice, rice prepared with turmeric and raisins, a feature of traditional Cape Malay and Afrikaner cookery; begrafnisrys; funeral rice; geelrys.

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