Meaning of discolorous in English:


Pronunciation /dɪˈskʌl(ə)rəs/


  • 1Botany Zoology
    Of a different or contrasting colour from an adjacent or surrounding part.

  • 2Botany
    Of different colours; having parts of different colours, particoloured; especially (of a leaf) having the upper and lower surfaces of different colours.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Francis Stephens (1792–1852), entomologist. From either classical Latin discolor or discolōrus + -ous.