Definition of yellow amber in English:

yellow amber


  • The fossil resin amber, originally as distinct from substances such as ambergris, spermaceti, and jet, which were respectively known as amber, white amber, and black amber; (occasionally also) a pure yellow form of the fossil resin amber.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Lydgate (c1370–c1449), poet and prior of Hatfield Regis.