Definitions for sallowˈsæl oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sal•lowˈsæl oʊ(adj.; v.)-low•er, -low•est

  1. (adj.)of a sickly, yellowish color:

    a sallow complexion.

  2. (v.t.)to make sallow.

Origin of sallow:

bef. 1000; OE salo dusky, c. OHG salo dark-colored, ON sǫlr yellow


sal•lowˈsæl oʊ(n.)

  1. any of several shrubby Old World willows, esp. the pussy willow

    Salix caprea.

    Category: Plants, British

Origin of sallow:

bef. 900; ME; OE sealh, akin to OHG salaha, ON selja, L salix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sallow(adj)

    any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkins; some are important sources for tanbark and charcoal

  2. sallow, sickly(verb)

    unhealthy looking

  3. sallow(verb)

    cause to become sallow

    "The illness has sallowed her face"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sallow(noun)

    the willow; willow twigs

  2. Sallow(noun)

    a name given to certain species of willow, especially those which do not have flexible shoots, as Salix caprea, S. cinerea, etc

  3. Sallow

    having a yellowish color; of a pale, sickly color, tinged with yellow; as, a sallow skin

  4. Sallow(verb)

    to tinge with sallowness

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of a complexion) pale or yellowish, not pink.

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