tillow

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English *tilwe, *telwe, from Old English telga, telge (twig, branch, shoot). More at tiller.

Noun[edit]

tillow (plural tillows)

  1. alternative form of tiller
  2. (UK dialectal) Branch; twig; shoot.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English *tilwen, *telwien, *telȝen, from Old English telgian (to put forth branches).

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

tillow (third-person singular simple present tillows, present participle tillowing, simple past and past participle tillowed)

  1. alternative form of tiller
  2. (intransitive, UK dialectal) To spread; branch out; send forth shoots.