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Sallow vs. Tallow

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Sallowadjective

(of skin) Yellowish.

Tallownoun

A hard animal fat obtained from suet, etc.; used in cooking as well as to make candles, soap and lubricants

Sallowadjective

Of a sickly pale colour.

Tallowverb

To grease or smear with tallow.

Sallowadjective

(Ireland) Of a tan colour, associated with people from southern Europe or East Asia.

Tallowverb

To cause to have a large quantity of tallow; to fatten.

‘to tallow sheep’;

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Sallowadjective

(of a person) Having skin (especially on the face) of a sickly pale colour.

Tallownoun

The suet or fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds, separated from membranous and fibrous matter by melting.

Sallowadjective

(of objects or dim light) Having a similar pale, yellowish colour.

Tallownoun

The fat of some other animals, or the fat obtained from certain plants, or from other sources, resembling the fat of animals of the sheep and ox kinds.

Sallowadjective

Dirty; murky. en

Tallowverb

To grease or smear with tallow.

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Sallowverb

(intransitive) To become sallow.

Tallowverb

To cause to have a large quantity of tallow; to fatten; as, tallow sheep.

Sallowverb

(transitive) To cause (someone or something) to become sallow.

Tallownoun

obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants

Sallownoun

A European willow, Salix caprea, that has broad leaves, large catkins and tough wood.

Tallow

Tallow is a rendered form of beef or mutton fat, primarily made up of triglycerides. It is solid at room temperature.

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Sallownoun

A willow twig or branch.

Sallownoun

The willow; willow twigs.

‘And bend the pliant sallow to a shield.’; ‘The sallow knows the basketmaker's thumb.’;

Sallownoun

A name given to certain species of willow, especially those which do not have flexible shoots, as Salix caprea, S. cinerea, etc.

Sallowadjective

Having a yellowish color; of a pale, sickly color, tinged with yellow; as, a sallow skin.

Sallowverb

To tinge with sallowness.

‘July breathes hot, sallows the crispy fields.’;

Sallownoun

any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkins; some are important sources for tanbark and charcoal

Sallowverb

cause to become sallow;

‘The illness has sallowed her face’;

Sallowadjective

unhealthy looking

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