from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of a sickly yellowish hue or complexion.
- transitive v. To make sallow.
- n. A broad-leaved European willow (Salix caprea) having large catkins that appear before the leaves and tough wood used as a source of charcoal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a grayish, yellow-green hue.
- adj. Dirty; murky.
- n. A European willow, Salix caprea, that has broad leaves, large catkins and tough wood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The willow; willow twigs.
- n. A name given to certain species of willow, especially those which do not have flexible shoots, as Salix caprea, S. cinerea, etc.
- adj. Having a yellowish color; of a pale, sickly color, tinged with yellow.
- transitive v. To tinge with sallowness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A willow, especially Salix caprea, the great sallow or goat- or hedge-willow.
- n. An osier; a willow wand.
- Having a yellowish color; of a brownish-yellow and unhealthy-looking color: said of the skin or complexion.
- To tinge with a sallow or yellowish color.
- n. An English collectors' name for certain noctuid moths; a sallow-moth. Thus, Cirrœdia xerampelina is the center-barred sallow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. unhealthy looking
- n. any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkins; some are important sources for tanbark and charcoal
- v. cause to become sallow
Middle English salowe, from Old English salo.
Middle English saloue, from Old English sealh.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English salowe, from Old English salu, from Proto-Germanic *salwaz (compare Dutch zaluw, dialectal German sal), from Proto-Indo-European *solH- (compare Welsh halog, Latin salīva, Russian соловый (solóvyj, "cream-colored")). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English salwe, from Old English sealh, from Proto-Germanic *salhaz, masculine variant of *salhō, *salhjōn (compare Low German Sal, Saal; Swedish sälg), from Proto-Indo-European *sh₂lk-, *sh₂lik- (compare Welsh helyg, Latin salix), probably originally a borrowing from some other language. (Wiktionary)