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Meaning of SALLOW

Pronunciation:  'salow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkins; some are important sources for tanbark and charcoal
  2. [adj]  unhealthy looking
  3. [v]  cause to become sallow, as of complexion; "The illness has sallowed her face"

SALLOW is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: sickly, unhealthy
 See Also: discolor, florist's willow, genus Salix, goat willow, pussy willow, Salix, Salix caprea, willow, willow tree



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sal"low\ (s[a^]l"l[-o]), n. [OE. salwe, AS. sealh; akin
    to OHG. salaha, G. salweide, Icel. selja, L. salix, Ir. sail,
    saileach, Gael. seileach, W. helyg, Gr. "eli`kh.]
    1. The willow; willow twigs. [Poetic] --Tennyson.
             And bend the pliant sallow to a shield. --Fawkes.
             The sallow knows the basketmaker's thumb. --Emerson.
    2. (Bot.) A name given to certain species of willow,
       especially those which do not have flexible shoots, as
       {Salix caprea}, {S. cinerea}, etc.
    {Sallow thorn} (Bot.), a European thorny shrub ({Hippophae
       rhamnoides}) much like an El[ae]agnus. The yellow berries
       are sometimes used for making jelly, and the plant affords
       a yellow dye.
  2. \Sal"low\, a. [Compar. {Sallower}; superl. {Sallowest}.]
    [AS. salu; akin to D. zaluw, OHG. salo, Icel. s["o]lr
    Having a yellowish color; of a pale, sickly color, tinged
    with yellow; as, a sallow skin. --Shak.
  3. \Sal"low\, v. t.
    To tinge with sallowness. [Poetic]
          July breathes hot, sallows the crispy fields. --Lowell.