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ˈsæl oʊsal·low

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sallowadjective

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

  2. sallow, sicklyverb

    unhealthy looking

  3. sallowverb

    cause to become sallow

    "The illness has sallowed her face"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sallownoun

    the willow; willow twigs

    Etymology: [OE. salwe, AS. sealh; akin to OHG. salaha, G. salweide, Icel. selja, L. salix, Ir. sail, saileach, Gael. seileach, W. helyg, Gr. "eli`kh.]

  2. Sallownoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. salwe, AS. sealh; akin to OHG. salaha, G. salweide, Icel. selja, L. salix, Ir. sail, saileach, Gael. seileach, W. helyg, Gr. "eli`kh.]

  3. Sallow

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

    Etymology: [OE. salwe, AS. sealh; akin to OHG. salaha, G. salweide, Icel. selja, L. salix, Ir. sail, saileach, Gael. seileach, W. helyg, Gr. "eli`kh.]

  4. Sallowverb

    to tinge with sallowness

    Etymology: [OE. salwe, AS. sealh; akin to OHG. salaha, G. salweide, Icel. selja, L. salix, Ir. sail, saileach, Gael. seileach, W. helyg, Gr. "eli`kh.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sallow

    sal′ō, n. a tree or low shrub of the willow kind—(Scot.) Sauch.—adj. Sall′owy, abounding in sallows. [A.S. sealh; Ger. sahl.]

  2. Sallow

    sal′ō, adj. of a pale, yellowish colour.—v.t. to tinge with a sallow colour.—adj. Sall′owish, somewhat sallow.—ns. Sall′ow-kitt′en, a kind of puss-moth; Sall′ow-moth, a British moth of a pale-yellow colour; Sall′owness.—adj. Sall′owy. [A.S. salo, salu; cf. Dut. zaluw, and Old High Ger. salo.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sallow in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sallow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of sallow in a Sentence

  1. Edith Wharton:

    I despair of the Republic! Such dreariness, such whining sallow women, such utter absence of the amenities, such crass food, crass manners, crass landscape!! What a horror it is for a whole nation to be developing without the sense of beauty, and eating bananas for breakfast.

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