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sallow

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noun sal·low \ˈsa-(ˌ)lō\

Definition of sallow

  1. :  any of several Old World broad-leaved willows (as Salix caprea) including important sources of charcoal and tanbark



Origin of sallow

Middle English, from Old English sealh; akin to Old High German salha sallow, Latin salix willow


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Seed Plant Terms


2

sallow

adjective sal·low

Simple Definition of sallow

  • : slightly yellow in a way that does not look healthy

Full Definition of sallow

  1. :  of a grayish greenish yellow color

sal·low·ish play \ˈsa-lə-wish\ adjective
sal·low·ness play \ˈsa-lō-nəs, -lə-\ noun

Examples of sallow

  1. <he was still a bit sallow after a week spent in bed with the flu>



Origin of sallow

Middle English salowe, from Old English salu; akin to Old High German salo murky, Russian solovyĭ yellowish gray


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with sallow



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