ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our seventh round-some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter. is, "X".
Xanthic: yellow or yellowish in color.
Xanthomelanous: pertaining to races of men (and women) with an olive, brown, or yellow complexion. That would be me. Anyway, much handier to use myself as an example than a random person from a Google search that might not appreciate being posted on my blog! And, truth be told, I exaggerated the color shift on this to accentuate the yellow (not very flattering).
Xanthophyll: a yellow crystalline pigment found in plants; it is related to carotene and is the basis of the yellow seen in autumn leaves. As evident with these aspens.
Xanophane: a yellow pigment of the retina. Rocky, our cat, has yellow eyes. Must be from the xanophane-although I'm not entirely sure if I have this right. This is about all the definition says! And, the images from a Google search are mostly of butterflies (which I don't understand if it's about the retina...).
Well, that was fun! I thought I wasn't going to have much to post by way of "X"!