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Some fleecy animals in the shade (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

cyan

'the shade' is the definition.
(I have seen 'Shade of green ' mean 'cyan' so perhaps 'shade' could also mean 'cyan')

'some fleecy animals in' is the wordplay.
'some' says the answer is hidden in the clue (some of the parts of the word are used).
'CYAN' is hidden within 'fleecy animals in'.

(Other definitions for cyan that I've seen before include "Blue hue" , "Greenish-blue colour complementary to red" , "Blue printing ink" , "Blue-green colour" , "Primary blue colour in printing" .)

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