Definition of clouded yellow in English:

clouded yellow


  • A migratory Old World butterfly which has yellowish wings with black margins.

    Genus Colias, family Pieridae: several species, in particular C. croceus

    • ‘The only previous record for clouded yellows on Bottom Field is two in 2003.’
    • ‘I counted 4 clouded yellows and 1 red admiral and there were numerous common darters and migrant hawkers.’
    • ‘Here is a photograph of one of the clouded yellows, and here Matt photographing the same butterfly.’