noun \ˈsa-(ˌ)lō\

Definition of SALLOW

:  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

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil



: slightly yellow in a way that does not look healthy

Full Definition of SALLOW

:  of a grayish greenish yellow color
sal·low·ish \ˈsa-lə-wish\ adjective
sal·low·ness \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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