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Etymology 1[edit]


killow (plural killows)

  1. An old unit of measure for grain, used in Constantinople.

Etymology 2[edit]

From English dialect kollow (the smut or grime on the backs of chimneys).



  1. An earth of a blackish or deep blue colour.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for killow in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)