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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Xanthic \Xan"thic\, a. [Gr. xanqo`s yellow: cf. F. xanthique.]
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     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.
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     2. (Chem.)
        (a) Possessing, imparting, or producing a yellow color;
            as, xanthic acid.
        (b) Of or pertaining to xanthic acid, or its compounds;
        (c) Of or pertaining to xanthin.
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     {Xanthic acid} (Chem.), 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} (Bot.), those colors (of flowers) having
        some tinge of yellow; -- opposed to {cyanic colors}. See
        under {Cyanic}.
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