One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘bright yellow flowers’
yellowish, yellowy, lemon, lemony, amber, gold, golden
blonde, light brown, fair, flaxen
2‘he'd better get back there quick and prove he's not yellow’
cowardly, lily-livered, faint-hearted, chicken-hearted, pigeon-hearted, craven, spiritless, spineless, timid, timorous, fearful, trembling, quaking, shrinking, cowering, afraid of one's own shadow, pusillanimous, weak, feeble, soft
chicken, weak-kneed, gutless, yellow-bellied, wimpish, wimpy, sissy, sissified
North American candy-assed
North American vulgar slang chickenshit
archaic poltroon, recreant, poor-spirited
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