Definitions for callowˈkæl oʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
immature or inexperienced:
a callow youth.
(of a young bird) featherless; unfledged.
Origin of callow:
bef. 1000; ME, OE calu bald, c. MD, MLG kale, OHG chalo bald, OCS golŭ bare
fledgling, unfledged, callow(adj)
young and inexperienced
"a fledgling enterprise"; "a fledgling skier"; "an unfledged lawyer"
A callow young bird.
A callow or teneral phase of an insect or other arthropod, typically shortly after ecdysis, while the skin still is hardening, the colours have not yet become stable, and as a rule, before the animal is able to move effectively.
Unfledged (of a young bird).
Immature, lacking in life experience.
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Lacking color or firmness (of some kinds of insects or other arthropods, such as spiders, just after ecdysis). Teneral.
Shallow or weak-willed.
Unburnt (of a brick)
Origin: From calwe, from calu, from kalwaz, from gAlw-. Cognate with kaal, kahl, голый.
destitute of feathers; naked; unfledged
immature; boyish; "green"; as, a callow youth
a kind of duck. See Old squaw
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an inland county in Leinster, Ireland; also the county town.