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Meaning of CALLOW

Pronunciation:  'kalow

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  lacking experience of life; "a callow youth of seventeen"

CALLOW is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: immature, inexperienced, naive, unsophisticated



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cal"low\, a. [OE. calewe, calu, bald, AS. calu; akin to
    D. kaal, OHG. chalo, G. Kuhl; cf. L. calvus.]
    1. Destitute of feathers; naked; unfledged.
             An in the leafy summit, spied a nest, Which, o'er
             the callow young, a sparrow pressed.  --Dryden.
    2. Immature; boyish; ``green''; as, a callow youth.
             I perceive by this, thou art but a callow maid.
                                                   --Old Play
  2. \Cal*low"\, n. (Zo["o]l.) [Named from its note.]
    A kind of duck. See {Old squaw}.
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