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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mellow \Mel"low\, a. [Compar. Mellower; superl. Mellowest.] [OE. melwe; cf. AS. mearu soft, D. murw, Prov. G. mollig soft, D. malsch, and E. meal flour.] [1913 Webster] 1. Soft or tender by reason of ripeness; having a tender pulp; as, a mellow apple. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: (a) Easily worked or penetrated; not hard or rigid; as, a mellow soil. "Mellow glebe." --Drayton (b) Not coarse, rough, or harsh; subdued; soft; rich; delicate; -- said of sound, color, flavor, style, etc. "The mellow horn." --Wordsworth. "The mellow-tasted Burgundy." --Thomson. [1913 Webster] The tender flush whose mellow stain imbues Heaven with all freaks of light. --Percival. [1913 Webster] 3. Well matured; softened by years; genial; jovial. [1913 Webster] May health return to mellow age. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] As merry and mellow an old bachelor as ever followed a hound. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 4. Warmed by liquor; slightly intoxicated. --Addison. [1913 Webster]