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Friday, January 23, 2009

Definitions for sallow

  1. having a sickly, yellowish color

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Citations for sallow
"After several days of flying in space, the astronauts may look wan and sallow, so medical staff will put make-up on them to make them look ruddy," the newspaper said. , The Sydney Morning Herald
Actually, Thompson looked old and sallow, as he faced the cameras for a few seconds before hopping into a waiting GMC Envoy. , The Washington Post
Origin of sallow
Old English salo "dusky, dark," from Proto Germanic *salwa-, from Proto Indo-European base *sal- "dirty, gray."