Cal"low (?), a. [OE. calewe, calu, bald, AS. calu; akin to D. kaal, OHG. chalo, G. Kuhl; cf. L. calvus.]


Destitute of feathers; naked; unfledged.

An in the leafy summit, spied a nest, Which, o'er the callow young, a sparrow pressed. Dryden.


Immature; boyish; "green"; as, a callow youth.

I perceive by this, thou art but a callow maid. Old Play [1675].


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Cal*low" (?), n. Zool. [Named from its note.]

A kind of duck. See Old squaw.


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