Sal"low (?), n. [OE. salwe, AS. sealth; akin to OHG. salaha, G. salwiede, Icel. selja L. salix, Ir. sail, saileach, Gael. seileach, W. helyg, Gr. .]


The willow; willow twigs.



And bend the pliant sallow to a shield. Fawkes.

The sallow knows the basketmaker's thumb. Emerson.

2. Bot.

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

Sallow thorn Bot., a European thorny shrub (Hippophae rhamnoides) much like an Elaeagnus. The yellow berries are sometimes used for making jelly, and the plant affords a yellow dye.


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Sal"low, a. [Compar. Sallower (?); superl. Sallowest.] [AS. salu; akin to D. zaluw, OHG. salo, Icel. solr yellow.]

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



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Sal"low, v. t.

To tinge with sallowness.


July breathes hot, sallows the crispy fields. Lowell.


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