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Definition of sallow
- 1chiefly British a willow tree, especially one of a low-growing or shrubby kind. Also called pussy willow.
- Genus Salix, family Salicaceae: several species, in particular the great sallow (goat willow, S. caprea) and the grey (or common) sallow (grey willow, S. cinerea)
Old English salh, of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse selja, and Latin salix 'willow'