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sal·low 1

 (săl′ō)
adj. sal·low·er, sal·low·est
Of a sickly yellowish hue or complexion.
tr.v. sal·lowed, sal·low·ing, sal·lows
To make sallow.

[Middle English salowe, from Old English salo.]

sal′low·ly adv.
sal′low·ness n.

sal·low 2

 (săl′ō)
n.
Any of several low-growing or shrubby European willows, especially Salix caprea or S. cinerea, having large catkins that appear early in the spring and formerly used as a source of charcoal and tannin.

[Middle English saloue, from Old English sealh.]

sallow

(ˈsæləʊ)
adj
(esp of human skin) of an unhealthy pale or yellowish colour
vb
(tr) to make sallow
[Old English salu; related to Old Norse sol seaweed (Icelandic sōlr yellowish), Old High German salo, French sale dirty]
ˈsallowish adj
ˈsallowly adv
ˈsallowness n

sallow

(ˈsæləʊ)
n
1. (Plants) any of several small willow trees, esp the Eurasian Salix cinerea (common sallow), which has large catkins that appear before the leaves
2. (Plants) a twig or the wood of any of these trees
[Old English sealh; related to Old Norse selja, Old High German salaha, Middle Low German salwīde, Latin salix]
ˈsallowy adj

sal•low1

(ˈsæl oʊ)

adj. -low•er, -low•est,
v. adj.
1. of a sickly, yellowish color: a sallow complexion.
v.t.
2. to make sallow.
[before 1000; Old English salo dusky, c. Old High German salo dark-colored, Old Norse sǫlr yellow]
sal′low•ish, adj.
sal′low•ness, n.

sal•low2

(ˈsæl oʊ)

n.
any of several shrubby Old World willows, esp. the pussy willow, Salix caprea.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English sealh, akin to Old High German salaha, Old Norse selja, Latin salix]

sallow


Past participle: sallowed
Gerund: sallowing

Imperative
sallow
sallow
Present
I sallow
you sallow
he/she/it sallows
we sallow
you sallow
they sallow
Preterite
I sallowed
you sallowed
he/she/it sallowed
we sallowed
you sallowed
they sallowed
Present Continuous
I am sallowing
you are sallowing
he/she/it is sallowing
we are sallowing
you are sallowing
they are sallowing
Present Perfect
I have sallowed
you have sallowed
he/she/it has sallowed
we have sallowed
you have sallowed
they have sallowed
Past Continuous
I was sallowing
you were sallowing
he/she/it was sallowing
we were sallowing
you were sallowing
they were sallowing
Past Perfect
I had sallowed
you had sallowed
he/she/it had sallowed
we had sallowed
you had sallowed
they had sallowed
Future
I will sallow
you will sallow
he/she/it will sallow
we will sallow
you will sallow
they will sallow
Future Perfect
I will have sallowed
you will have sallowed
he/she/it will have sallowed
we will have sallowed
you will have sallowed
they will have sallowed
Future Continuous
I will be sallowing
you will be sallowing
he/she/it will be sallowing
we will be sallowing
you will be sallowing
they will be sallowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sallowing
you have been sallowing
he/she/it has been sallowing
we have been sallowing
you have been sallowing
they have been sallowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sallowing
you will have been sallowing
he/she/it will have been sallowing
we will have been sallowing
you will have been sallowing
they will have been sallowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sallowing
you had been sallowing
he/she/it had been sallowing
we had been sallowing
you had been sallowing
they had been sallowing
Conditional
I would sallow
you would sallow
he/she/it would sallow
we would sallow
you would sallow
they would sallow
Past Conditional
I would have sallowed
you would have sallowed
he/she/it would have sallowed
we would have sallowed
you would have sallowed
they would have sallowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sallow - any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkinssallow - any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkins; some are important sources for tanbark and charcoal
genus Salix, Salix - a large and widespread genus varying in size from small shrubs to large trees: willows
willow, willow tree - any of numerous deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Salix
florist's willow, goat willow, Salix caprea, pussy willow - much-branched Old World willow having large catkins and relatively large broad leaves
Verb1.sallow - cause to become sallow; "The illness has sallowed her face"
discolor - cause to lose or change color; "The detergent discolored my shirts"
Adj.1.sallow - unhealthy looking
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"

sallow

adjective wan, pale, sickly, pasty, pallid, unhealthy, yellowish, anaemic, bilious, jaundiced-looking, peely-wally (Scot.) His face was sallow and shiny with sweat.
glowing, rosy, radiant, ruddy, healthy-looking

sallow

adjective
Translations
شاحِب، مُمْتَقِع
bledýzažloutlýžlutavý
gusten
sárgásfakó
fölur, gulleitur
blyškus gelsvumaspageltęs
bālsdzeltenīgs
žltkavý

sallow

1 [ˈsæləʊ] ADJamarillento, cetrino

sallow

2 [ˈsæləʊ] N (Bot) → sauce m cabruno

sallow

[ˈsæləʊ] adj [skin] → cireux/euse

sallow

adjbleich, teigig; colourfahl

sallow

[ˈsæləʊ] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (complexion) → giallastro/a

sallow

(ˈsӕləu) adjective
(of a complexion) pale or yellowish, not pink.
ˈsallowness noun

sallow

a. pálido-a, lívido-a.
References in classic literature ?
A few immigrant wagons, diverted from the highways of travel by the fame of the new diggings, halted upon the slopes of Devil's Spur and on the arid flats of the Ford, and disgorged their sallow freight of alkali-poisoned, prematurely-aged women and children and maimed and fever-stricken men.
How can we elevate our history of retribution for the sin of long ago, when, as one of our most prominent figures, we are compelled to introduce--not a young and lovely woman, nor even the stately remains of beauty, storm-shattered by affliction--but a gaunt, sallow, rusty-jointed maiden, in a long-waisted silk gown, and with the strange horror of a turban on her head
The clerk was an old crony of the proprietor's, an awkward, rawboned giant of a man, with a lean, sallow face, a broad mouth, and whiskers under his chin, the very type and body of a prairie farmer.
A tall, dark-eyed, sallow woman, half rose from a couch on which she was reclining.
Mason; then I learned that he was but just arrived in England, and that he came from some hot country: which was the reason, doubtless, his face was so sallow, and that he sat so near the hearth, and wore a surtout in the house.
A ray fell on his features; the cheeks were sallow, and half covered with black whiskers; the brows lowering, the eyes deep-set and singular.
If she were not so sallow and had a nicer expression, her features are rather good.
Below the hat was a lean, long, sallow face, deeply pitted with the smallpox, and characterized, very remarkably, by eyes of two different colors -- one bilious green, one bilious brown, both sharply intelligent.
As early as six o'clock in the morning, sallow faces peeping through its barred windows had descried other faces within, bending over measures of wine.
He was a gaunt, sallow young man, with hollow cheeks, and a chin almost as black as Mr.
Some women, I grant, would not appear to advantage seated on a pillion, and attired in a drab joseph and a drab beaver-bonnet, with a crown resembling a small stew-pan; for a garment suggesting a coachman's greatcoat, cut out under an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes, is not well adapted to conceal deficiencies of contour, nor is drab a colour that will throw sallow cheeks into lively contrast.
As every person called up made exactly the same appearance he had done in the world, it gave me melancholy reflections to observe how much the race of human kind was degenerated among us within these hundred years past; how the pox, under all its consequences and denominations had altered every lineament of an English countenance; shortened the size of bodies, unbraced the nerves, relaxed the sinews and muscles, introduced a sallow complexion, and rendered the flesh loose and rancid.