Welcome to our list of things that are yellow!
In our list, we’ve included objects, animals, plants, places, food – anything and everything we could think of that’s yellow. We hope we’ve covered what you’re looking for in our list of things that are yellow!
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- Duckling: A baby duck with soft, downy yellow plumage.
- Lemon: A citrus fruit with a yellow rind. Used to flavour drinks, desserts and savoury food too.
- Pineapple: A tropical fruit with a spiky, rough skin. It’s juicy and tangy and heavily debated about whether or not it belongs on pizza.
- Raincoat: A jacket or coat made of waterproof material. While it comes in many different colours and patterns now, it was initially and most popularly available in yellow.
- Capsicum: Also known as bell pepper, sweet pepper, or simply pepper. Comes in green, red and yellow and it commonly used in salads and stir fries. Has a gently sweet taste.
- Mango: A juicy stone fruit used in salads, desserts, smoothies and juices.
- Pikachu: The most advertised Pokemon of the Pokemon franchise.
- Pasta: A food made from wheat flour dough. Can be coloured with spinach or beetroot, but is typically pale yellow if left plain.
- Lemon Curd: A dessert spread commonly used as a filling for tarts and pies.
- Marmalade: A preserve made from citrus fruit (both the juice and the peel) cooked with water and sugar. The most well-known kind is made with orange, but it can also be made from limes, lemons, mandarins, grapefruit and bergamot.
- Teletubby: The yellow protagonist from the British children’s tv show “Teletubbies”.
- Healing Bruise: The coloured marks that appear when capillaries are damaged and bleed internally.
- Electrical Tape: Thick waterproof tape used to insulate electrical wires.
- Packing Tape: Cheap, thin tape commonly used to seal packing boxes.
- Safety Tape: Also known as barricade tape. Brightly coloured tape that is usually black and yellow or red and white. The bright colours grab attention.
- Yellow Light: Traffic lights have three colours: green for “go”, yellow for “prepare to stop” and red for “stop”.
- School Bus: A bus owned or leased by a school and used to transport children to and from school. Typically in yellow.
- High Vis: High visibility clothing is worn by people who work in fields where it’s dangerous for them to not be noticed by cars (like police, traffic, and construction).
- Saturn: The sixth planet from the sun, popularly known for its rings.
- Sun: The star in the middle of our Solar System.
- Citrine: A yellow variety of quartz that is commonly used in jewelry and tools.
- Yellow Sapphire: A type of corundum that is classed as a precious gemstone. Commonly used for expensive and heirloom jewelry.
- Nail Polish: Also known as nail varnish or nail enamel. A type of coloured lacquer used to decorate finger and toenails.
- Eyeshadow: A type of skin-safe pigment used to decorate eyelids.
- Apricot: A smallish stone fruit that ranges from yellow to orange. Commonly also eaten dried and candied.
- Glitter: Small reflective particles that usually come in different sizes and colours. Used for decoration and celebration, but have recently come under scrutiny for not being environmentally friendly.
- Confetti: Small pieces of multicoloured paper, typically cut in circles. Used for celebration and decoration.
- Vanilla Cake: Vanilla cakes are typically light yellow in colour.
- Sponge Cake: A light, airy cake with plenty of air bubbles.
- Fries: Potatoes cut into strips and deep fried. Commonly served salted.
- Yellow Diamond: Diamonds are the most scratch-resistant gem and the most commonly used for engagement rings.
- Gold: A metal known for its stability and malleability. Commonly used for precious jewelry.
- Honeycomb: Wax cells that honey bees build to house their honey, pollen and larvae.
- Macaw: A type of New World parrot with blue wings and a yellow belly.
- Yellow Aphids: Small insects that suck sap from plants. They have amber bodies and black-tipped legs.
- Golden Retriever: A medium-large dog with the ability to fetch delicate things due to their soft mouth.
- Budgerigar: Also known as the common parakeet or shell parakeet. A small parrot that is usually multicoloured but can also be mostly yellow.
- Yellow Golden Pheasant: Also known as golden pheasant, Chinese pheasant and rainbow pheasant.
- Dandelion: A flower with a yellow head. Known for its seeds, which are fluffy, white and float on the wind when they’re blown away.
- Squash: A type of yellow-orange gourd.
- Trumpet: A golden brass instrument.
- Trombone: A long brass instrument with a slider mechanism rather than buttons.
- Tuba: The brass instrument with the lowest pitch.
- French Horn: Also known as just the horn. Mostly used in professional orchestras and concert bands.
- Saxophone: A woodwind instrument made of brass. Known for being played in jazz and blues.
- Golden Honeydew Melon: A sweet melon that is technically a type of berry. Dragonfruit: Also known as pitaya or pitahaya. Has either a pink or yellow rind and white flesh with small black seeds.
- White Asparagus: Asparagus that is covered up during the growing process, making it stay white.
- Lego Heads: Small plastic heads used for Lego figurines.
- Lemonade: A sweet and fizzy lemon-flavoured drink.
- Traffic Sign: Traffic signs are commonly yellow since they have to be brightly coloured and easily noticed.
- Yellow Watermelon: Watermelons can turn yellow as part of a natural mutation. They also have a more honey-like flavour than the red watermelons.
- #2 Pencil: The historical 2B pencil that used to come with a simple yellow barrel and red eraser tip.
- Smarties: Small chocolates coated with a colourful sugar shell.
- M&Ms: Same as Smarties, but a different brand.
- The Simpsons: A famous American animated sitcom where almost all of the characters have yellow skin.
- Emoji: A pictogram used in digital messages. Faces have historically been yellow but are now available in other colours.
- Construction Helmet: Sturdy plastic helmets
- Manila Envelope: A durable envelope typically used to store documents safely.
- Rubber Duck: A waterproof yellow duck for bathtub play.
- Custard: A mildly sweet dessert made from a base of vanilla and sweetened milk. Can be eaten by itself or as a filling for cakes, pies and tarts.
- Lemon Cucumbers: A round yellow cucumber with a crispy texture and sweet taste.
- Fire: Oxidation of a fuel results in fire, which can look yellow, orange, red, light blue or light green.
- Golden Shield Lichen: A lichen that grows on tree bark and is usually found in places exposed to sun.
- Golden Trumpet Trees: A Brazilian tree that grows yellow flowers.
- Pyrite: Also known as Fool’s Gold. A chemical with a metalllic lustre and light yellow colour.
- Hellebore: A flowering plant which has many poisonous varieties.
- Bamboo: An evergreen flowering plant which is typically green on the outside and yellow on the inside.
- Topaz: A mineral and precious gem which ranges from light yellow to brown.
- Tofu: Also known as bean curd. A block of coagulated soy milk that can range from silken (extremely soft, doesn’t hold together very well) to extra firm.
- Jelly: A wobbly, translucent dessert or snack food. Typically eaten as a treat or for people who require soft foods (like people with sore throats).
- Blood Plasma: The part of blood cells that holds proteins and makes up about half of our total blood volume.
- Chickpeas: Also known as gram, garbanzo, garbanzo beans and Egyptian peas. Light yellow/beige legumes that are very high in protein and used in curries, lentils, and sauces like hummus.
- Yellow Pages: A telephone directory of businesses.
- Loquat: A shrub or tree that grows edible fruit and leaves that are used for tea.
- Buttercup: A small yellow flower.
- Grapefruit: A citrus fruit that has a rind that ranges from yellow to orange.
- Highlighter: Markers with fluorescent colours used to make organise written notes.
- Sponge: A cleaning tool that is squishy, porous, and typically bright yellow.
- Spongebob Squarepants: The main character and protagonist of the children’s show Spongebob Squarepants.
- Chick: A baby chicken with soft yellow down.
- Psyduck: A popular psychic Pokemon from the franchise Pokemon.
- Margarine: Plant-based spread used for bread and cooking.
- Tweety: The cartoon canary from the Looney Tunes franchise.
- Banana: A long edible fruit with a thick yellow skin.
- Cheese: A food that is commonly eaten as a spread or condiment to accompany other dishes. Typically made from milk (including soy, coconut, almond and cashew) and comes in many different strengths and textures.
- Bee: Insects with a famously black and yellow body. They are pollinators and make honey.
- Pollen: A yellow, powdery substance that comes from plants. Makes many people sneeze and gives them watery eyes.
- Autumn Leaves: During autumn, leaves wither and lose their colour, commonly turning shades of red, orange and yellow.
- Maize: Also known as corn. A cereal grain made up of many small yellow kernels attacched to a cob.
- Oil: A viscous liquid that doesn’t mix with water.
- Mustard: A yellow paste or sauce made from mustard plant seeds.
- Turmeric: A flowering plant that is ground up and used in cooking and also as a colourant.
- Jackfruit: A tropical fruit with a spiky exterior and a fleshy yellow interior.
- Lassi: A yoghurt drink that is flavoured with fruit (most commonly mango).
- Starfruit: Also known as carambola. A tropical fruit with the shape of a star when you cut into it.
- Butterfly: Flying insects known for their brightly coloured and patterned wings.
- Amber: Fossilized tree resin.
- Canary: A small bird in the Finch family.
- Buttered Popcorn: Corn kernels that are heated until they puff and expand. Commonly flavoured with butter and salt.
- Acacia: Also known as wattles. A type of tree native to Australia and Africa with small, yellow puff flowers.
- Goldenrod: A name that refers to a few different types of flowering plants that belong to the sunflower family.
- Banana Milkshake: A thick dessert drink flavoured with banana, ice cream and syrup.
- Mac and Cheese: A filling pasta dish that is covered with cheese and cooked in the oven, sometimes along with other herbs, spices and flavourings.
- Sunflower: A tall flower with a large yellow head.
- Starburst: Chewy candies that come in orange, pink, red and yellow.
- Gummy Bears: Chewy, jelly-like candy bears that come in a variety of colours.
- Jelly Beans: Chewy bean-shaped candies coated with a sugar shell.
- Yellow Tang: A saltwater fish with a fairly uniform, bright yellow colour. A very popular aquarium fish that lives in reefs if in the wild.
- Sulphur: A non-metallic chemical with a bright yellow colour. Known for its powerful smell.
- Polenta: Boiled cornmeal that can be served as a porridge, or formed into a loaf before being grilled, baked or fried.
- Golden Delicious Apples: A yellow apple that is cultivated in the US.
- Nashi Pears: A speckled yellow-brown pear cultivated in Asia. They have a very high water content and a grainy texture.
- Plantain: A type of banana that is eaten only after being cooked.
- Daffodil: A yellow flower with a cup-shaped corona surrounded by petals.
- Daisy: A simple yellow flower that is common in gardens and used for tea.
- Dahlia: A herbaceous flowering plant with many layers of petals.
- Tulip: Brightly coloured flowers with upturned, cup-shaped heads.
- Iris: A flowering plant with brightly coloured, curved flowers.
- Impatiens: Also known as jewelweed, touch-me-not, patience and snapweed. A tropical flower that can be pink or yellow.
- Daylily: A flower that is not actually a lily. They have brightly coloured, trumpet-shaped flowers.
- Marigold: A name that refers to a few different flowering plants.
- Rose: A flowering plant that is extremely popular during Valentine’s Day.
- Craspedia: Also known as Billy Buttons and woollyheads. Small pompom-like flowers atop sturdy stalks.
- Chrysanthemum: Also known as mumingtons and chrysanths. Flowering plants with many layers of narrow, curling petals. Comes in many different colours.
- Begonia: A flowering plant with glossy, dark green leaves, red stalks and coloured petals.
- Taxi: A car service that will drive someone to their destination for a fee. Stereotypically bright yellow, an attention grabbing colour to help pedestrians spot them on the road.
- Yellow Kiwi: Also known as Chinese Gooseberry. A small, oval fruit with a furry brown skin. Their flesh is most commonly green or yellow.
- Golden Beets: Edible roots with large green leaves.
- Olive Oil: A liquid fat extracted from olives by pressing. Used in cooking but can also be eaten raw as a dressing. Also used in soaps and cosmetics.
- Yellow Figs: Figs with yellow flesh rather than the usual pinkish red. A pear-shaped fruit with purple skin and a very sweet, rich taste.
- Semolina Pudding: A creamy porridge-style pudding made with semolina cooked with milk or water. Commonly flavoured with fruit, cocoa, cinnamon or syrup.
- Summer Squash: Squashes that are harvested while not yet ripe.
- Passionfruit: A sour, tangy fruit with a thick purple rind, white pith and yellow pulp.
- Tea: A drink made from dried leaves, which can be enjoyed hot or cold.
- Yellow Tomatoes: Tomatoes that are a uniform yellow rather than orange-red. They’re a good source of iron, calcium, vitamin A and sulfur.
- Unripe Strawberries: Before strawberries turn red, they are yellow.
- Blonde Hair: Also known as fair hair. The hair colour that results from having a low level of melanin.
- American Goldfinch: A small migratory bird. The male is a vivid yellow in the summer and changes to olive during winter.
- Banana Slug: Slugs native to North America that are generally banana yellow, but they can also be white, brown, tan or a shade of green.
- Seahorse: A small marine animal with a horselike head and neck, spiny skin and curled tail. They come in many different colours and patterns.
- Pansy: A hybrid plant with large, wide petals.
- Black-Eyed Susan: A North American flower that looks similar to a small sunflower with long petals.
- Azalea: Flowering shrubs that grow well in shade.
- Ranunculus: A category of flower that includes buttercups and spearworts. While buttercups are only yellow, ranunculus can come in many different colours, including yellow.
- Yarrow: A flowering plant that was used for medicinal purposes (to stop bleeding). Also known as thousand-leaf, devil’s nettle and nosebleed plant. Grows in small clusters.
- Golden Weaver: A finch with a short, thick beak. Has a bright yellow body with a black face, wings and tail.
- Golden Poison Dart Frog: A small frog with a yellow-orange body. Feeds on crickets, ants, beetles and termites.
- Orange-Barred Sulphur Butterfly: Butterflies with opaque yellow wings.
- Eyelash Viper: A venomous viper that lives in South and Central America. It’s known for its vivid yellow body and scales above the eyes that look like eyelashes.
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