- The definition of sallow is skin that looks a little yellow.
An example of sallow used as an adjective is sallow skin which is when a person’s face looks yellowish because of an illness.
- To sallow is defined as to make a complexion have a yellowish color.
An example of sallow is to inject certain medications that are known to change the color of the complexion if injested in large quantities.
sallow definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English salou ; from Old English salu, sallow, dark, akin to Old High German salo ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sal-, dirty gray: see salicin
- sallowness noun
- a kind of willow (Salix caprea) with large catkins of flowers which appear before the leaves
- a willow twig
Origin: Middle English salwe, sealh: see salicin
sallow definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective sal·low·er, sal·low·est
Origin: Middle English salowe, from Old English salo.
- salˈlow·ly adverb
- salˈlow·ness noun
Origin: Middle English saloue, from Old English sealh.
sallow - Medical Definition