a sickly yellowish skin color
Derivationally related forms: ↑sallow
Hypernyms: ↑complexion, ↑skin color, ↑skin colour

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  • Sallowness — Sal low*ness, n. The quality or condition of being sallow. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sallowness — sallow ► ADJECTIVE (sallower, sallowest) ▪ (of a person s face or complexion) of a yellowish or pale brown colour. DERIVATIVES sallowish adjective sallowness noun. ORIGIN Old English, «dusky» …   English terms dictionary

  • sallowness — noun see sallow II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sallowness — See sallowly. * * * …   Universalium

  • sallowness — noun The property of being sallow, yellowishness …   Wiktionary

  • sallowness — n. quality of being yellowish, quality of having a sickly yellowish tinge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sallowness — sal·low·ness …   English syllables

  • Sallow — Sal low, v. t. To tinge with sallowness. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] July breathes hot, sallows the crispy fields. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sallow — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sealh; akin to Old High German salha sallow, Latin salix willow Date: before 12th century any of several Old World broad leaved willows (as Salix caprea) including important sources of charcoal… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sallow — sallow1 sallowish, adj. sallowness, n. /sal oh/, adj., sallower, sallowest, v. adj. 1. of a sickly, yellowish color: sallow cheeks; a sallow complexion. v.t. 2. to make sallow. [bef. 1000; ME sal(o)we, OE salo; …   Universalium

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