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Definition of SALLOW

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Sallow \Sal"low\, a. [Compar. {Sallower}; superl. {Sallowest}.] [AS. salu; akin to D. zaluw, OHG. salo, Icel. s["o]lr yellow.] Having a yellowish color; of a pale, sickly color, tinged with yellow; as, a sallow skin. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sallow \Sal"low\, v. t.
     To tinge with sallowness. [Poetic]
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           July breathes hot, sallows the crispy fields. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sallow \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. [1913 Webster]

              And bend the pliant sallow to a shield. --Fawkes. [1913 Webster]

              The sallow knows the basketmaker's thumb. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Bot.) A name given to certain species of willow, especially those which do not have flexible shoots, as {Salix caprea}, {Salix cinerea}, etc. [1913 Webster]

     {Sallow thorn} (Bot.), a European thorny shrub ({Hippophae rhamnoides}) much like an Elaeagnus. The yellow berries are sometimes used for making jelly, and the plant affords a yellow dye. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

99 Moby Thesaurus words for "sallow":
     achromatic, achromic, anemic, ashen, ashy, aureate, auric, beige, bled white, bloodless, buff, buff-yellow, cadaverous, canary, canary-yellow, chloranemic, citron, citron-yellow, colorless, cream, creamy, dead, deadly pale, deathly pale, dim, dimmed, dingy, discolored, dull, exsanguinated, exsanguine, exsanguineous, faded, faint, fallow, flat, flaxen, ghastly, gilded, gilt, gold, gold-colored, golden, gray, haggard, hueless, hypochromic, icterous, jaundiced, lackluster, leaden, lemon, lemon-yellow, livid, lurid, lusterless, luteolous, lutescent, mat, mealy, muddy, neutral, ocherish, ocherous, ochery, ochreous, ochroid, ochrous, ochry, or, pale, pale as death, pale-faced, pallid, pasty, primrose, primrose-colored, primrose-yellow, saffron, saffron-colored, saffron-yellow, sand-colored, sandy, sickly, straw, straw-colored, tallow-faced, toneless, uncolored, wan, washed-out, waxen, weak, whey-faced, white, xanthic, xanthous, yellow, yellowish


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