Definitions for callowˈkæl oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cal•lowˈkæl oʊ(adj.)

  1. immature or inexperienced:

    a callow youth.

  2. (of a young bird) featherless; unfledged.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of callow:

bef. 1000; ME, OE calu bald, c. MD, MLG kale, OHG chalo bald, OCS golŭ bare

cal′low•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fledgling, unfledged, callow(adj)

    young and inexperienced

    "a fledgling enterprise"; "a fledgling skier"; "an unfledged lawyer"

Wiktionary

  1. callow(Noun)

    A callow young bird.

  2. callow(Noun)

    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.

  3. callow(Adjective)

    Bald.

  4. callow(Adjective)

    Unfledged (of a young bird).

  5. callow(Adjective)

    Immature, lacking in life experience.

    Those three young men are particularly u201Ccallow youthsu201D.

  6. callow(Adjective)

    Lacking color or firmness (of some kinds of insects or other arthropods, such as spiders, just after ecdysis). Teneral.

  7. callow(Adjective)

    Shallow or weak-willed.

  8. callow(Adjective)

    Unburnt (of a brick)

  9. Origin: From calwe, from calu, from kalwaz, from gAlw-. Cognate with kaal, kahl, голый.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Callow(adj)

    destitute of feathers; naked; unfledged

  2. Callow(adj)

    immature; boyish; "green"; as, a callow youth

  3. Callow(noun)

    a kind of duck. See Old squaw

Freebase

  1. Callow

    Callow is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England, about 4 miles south of Hereford. The church is dedicated to St Mary.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Callow

    an inland county in Leinster, Ireland; also the county town.

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