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Sallow

sallow
Having a yellowish colour; of a pale, sickly colour, tinged with yellow; as, a sallow skin.
Origin: AS. Salu; akin to D. Zaluw, OHG. Salo, Icel. Solr yellow.
To tinge with sallowness. July breathes hot, sallows the crispy fields. (Lowell)
1. The willow; willow twigs. And bend the pliant sallow to a shield. (Fawkes) The sallow knows the basketmaker’s thumb. (Emerson)
2. (Science: botany) A name given to certain species of willow, especially those which do not have flexible shoots, as salix caprea, S. Cinerea, etc.
(Science: botany) Sallow thorn, 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.
Origin: OE. Salwe, AS. Sealth; akin to OHG. Salaha, G. Salwiede, Icel. Selja L. Salix, Ir. Sail, saileach, Gael. Seileach, W. Helyg, Gr.


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