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Callow vs. Fallow

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Callowadjective

Unfledged (of a young bird).

Fallownoun

Ground ploughed and harrowed but left unseeded for one year.

Callowadjective

(by extension) Immature, lacking in life experience.

‘Those three young men are particularly callow youths.’;

Fallownoun

Uncultivated land.

Callowadjective

Lacking color or firmness (of some kinds of insects or other arthropods, such as spiders, just after ecdysis); teneral.

Fallownoun

The ploughing or tilling of land, without sowing it for a season.

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Callowadjective

Shallow or weak-willed.

Fallowadjective

(of agricultural land) Ploughed but left unseeded for more than one planting season.

Callowadjective

(of a brick) Unburnt.

Fallowadjective

(of agricultural land) Left unworked and uncropped for some amount of time.

Callowadjective

Of land: low-lying and liable to be submerged.

Fallowadjective

(figurative) Inactive; undeveloped.

‘a fallow period in one's career’;

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Callowadjective

(obsolete) Bald.

Fallowadjective

Of a pale red or yellow, light brown; dun.

‘a fallow deer or greyhound’;

Callownoun

A callow young bird.

Fallowverb

(transitive) To make land fallow for agricultural purposes.

Callownoun

A callow or teneral phase of an insect or other arthropod, typically shortly after ecdysis, while the skin still is hardening, the colours have not yet become stable, and as a rule, before the animal is able to move effectively.

Fallowadjective

Pale red or pale yellow; as, a fallow deer or greyhound.

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Callownoun

An alluvial flat.

Fallowadjective

Left untilled or unsowed after plowing; uncultivated; as, fallow ground.

Callowadjective

Destitute of feathers; naked; unfledged.

‘An in the leafy summit, spied a nest,Which, o'er the callow young, a sparrow pressed.’;

Fallownoun

Plowed land.

‘Who . . . pricketh his blind horse over the fallows.’;

Callowadjective

Immature; boyish; "green"; as, a callow youth.

‘I perceive by this, thou art but a callow maid.’;

Fallownoun

Land that has lain a year or more untilled or unseeded; land plowed without being sowed for the season.

‘The plowing of fallows is a benefit to land.’;

Callownoun

A kind of duck. See Old squaw.

Fallownoun

The plowing or tilling of land, without sowing it for a season; as, summer fallow, properly conducted, has ever been found a sure method of destroying weeds.

‘Be a complete summer fallow, land is rendered tender and mellow. The fallow gives it a better tilth than can be given by a fallow crop.’;

Callowadjective

lacking experience of life;

‘a callow youth of seventeen’;

Fallowverb

To plow, harrow, and break up, as land, without seeding, for the purpose of destroying weeds and insects, and rendering it mellow; as, it is profitable to fallow cold, strong, clayey land.

Fallownoun

cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing seasons

Fallowadjective

left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season;

‘fallow farmland’;

Fallowadjective

undeveloped but potentially useful;

‘a fallow gold market’;

Fallowadjective

(of farmland) ploughed and harrowed but left for a period without being sown in order to restore its fertility or to avoid surplus production

‘incentives for farmers to let land lie fallow’;

Fallowadjective

(of a period of time) characterized by inaction; unproductive

‘long fallow periods when nothing seems to happen’;

Fallowadjective

(of a sow) not pregnant.

Fallownoun

a piece of fallow land

‘strips of summer fallow’; ‘a great estate was usually divided between fallows, grazed stubble, and wheat’;

Fallownoun

a pale brown or reddish yellow colour

‘possible feather colours include fallows, pieds, and yellows’;

Fallowverb

leave (land) fallow for a period

‘fallow the ground for a week or so after digging’;

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