Due to a sedentary lifestyle, Norman was saddled with a sallow body, and devoid of muscle. Few women looked beyond his sickly style. Those that did were honored to be acquainted with the hefty load hidden in his pants.
- Of skin: Having a yellowish color; of a pale, sickly color, tinged with yellow.
- To tinge with sallowness.
From Middle English salowe, from Old English salu.
- The willow; willow twigs.
- Botany: A name given to certain species of willow, especially those which do not have flexible shoots, as Salix caprea and Salix cinerea.
- Botany: European thorny shrub Hippophae rhamnoides. The yellow berries are sometimes used for making jelly, and the plant affords a yellow dye.
From Middle English salwe, from Old English sealh, probably originally a borrowing from some other language.
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Sallow. The Effin Word, The Effin Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/sallow. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.
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